NY Times: Staff Had to Talk Trump Out of Firing Mueller

Still, in light of these new reports, many are likely wondering what would actually happen if Trump tried to fire Mueller.

NPR reported on Friday that Mueller was being considered to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation before being named special counsel.

Christopher Ruddy, who is the CEO of conservative Newsmax Media, told PBS on Monday night that Trump was "weighing that option".

Despite the speculation, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that "while the president has the right to [fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so".

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein.

At the time, Sessions said he was recusing himself only because he was involved in the 2016 campaign as an adviser to the Trump campaign. However, the White House has denied his claims.

White House officials said late Monday that Ruddy was at the White House that day, but said he hadn't meet with the president and never spoke with him about the issue. "With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment".

The exchange was an attempt to nail down speculation that President Donald Trump might be thinking about firing Mueller, who is overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.

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"The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn't apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired", Feinstein said.

"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story".

Nixon directed his attorney general and deputy attorney general to fire Cox, but they refused and resigned. Rosenstein also testified that the special counsel will get use of all the resources he needs to conduct his investigation.

Amid reports that President Trump is considering firing the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigations, a senior Justice Department official said Tuesday that he - and not the president - is the only official empowered to dismiss the prosecutor and that he sees no reason to do so.

Sekulow had said he was "not going to speculate" on whether Trump might remove Mueller but added he "can't imagine the issue is going to arise". However, appointing an independent counsel would require Congress to re-instate the independent counsel statute, something that would require extensive support from Republicans to pass through Congress, especially if Trump vetoed it.

A number of key Republicans have publicly advised Trump to keep Mueller.

Starr, whose investigation into former President Bill Clinton began with a look into the Whitewater real estate deal but eventually grew to cover the Monica Lewinsky scandal, wrote of the importance of having an "outside investigation" that can skirt potential conflict of interest concerns when investigating matters on the executive branch - no matter whether suspicion of the President falls "rightly or wrongly".

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