Friend says Trump is considering 'terminating' Mueller

Trump's allies are already starting to talk about booting Special Counsel Robert Mueller

The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating.

"I think he should let Bob Mueller do his job, do his job independently, and do his job quickly, because I think that that's what he would want to have happen", Ryan told conservative commentator Guy Benson.

Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel.

But expressions of discontent with Mueller are bubbling up nonetheless. "I can't imagine that that issue is going to arise, but that again is an issue that the president with his advisers would discuss if there was a basis", Sekulow said.

"It makes sense to point out any level of bias, to highlight any biases inherent in Mueller and this probe in order to force him to be transparent", Gingrich said.

"You're creating a debate that's not happening", said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday morning, responding to a reporter's question about the rumor.

President Donald Trump is weighing firing special counsel and former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, who is pursuing the FBI's Russian Federation investigation.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Ruddy's remarks. In general, it is impermissible to ask prospective government hires about their political leanings, including whether they've made donations.

He added that he believes it would be a mistake to fire Mueller, but said the "the basis of his investigation is flim-flam".

Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy tells Judy Woodruff of "PBS NewsHour": "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".

A White House official told BuzzFeed that Ruddy was "speaking for himself and did not speak to the president".

"While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", Sanders said when asked whether Trump was considering the move.

Even so, Gingrich said, Trump won't seek to dismiss Mueller because he's confident the probe will conclude he's done nothing wrong.

But Ruddy opened a new line of questions about Mueller's impartiality - the fact that Trump had considered Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director's job before he was named special counsel.

Sanders' comment follows several days of speculation as to whether Trump was thinking about firing Mueller.

Can President Donald Trump dismiss special counsel Robert Mueller, who is appointed to lead the FBI investigation into Russia's potential ties to the 2016 election?

But Stephen Gillers, a New York University professor who specializes in legal and judicial ethics, said the Mueller interview with Trump presented "no conflict whatsoever".

"The chain of command for the special counsel is only directly to the attorney general - and in this case, the acting attorney general", he said. Jeanne Shaheen, a New Hampshire Democrat, whether he has seen good cause to fire Mueller.

Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon.

Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe.

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