On Monday, Ruddy told PBS NewsHour, “I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel“. “Chris, remember there is no evidence of wrongdoing, there’s no evidence of collusion, there’s no evidence of obstruction”.
The Department of Justice appointed Robert Mueller to take over the Russian Federation investigation in May after the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
According to reports, President Donald Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller who was appointed to lead the investigation between Trump’s campaign and Russian Federation.
A source close to the President said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move like firing the special counsel. “I never said I had a conversation”, Ruddy said on CNN.
Trump ally Dick Morris told Politico on Monday: “I think the idea of having an enemy when you’re the object of a special prosecutor is a very important one”.
“No one is recommending that”, the person said, noting, however, that the option hasn’t been ruled out.
When White House press secretary Sean Spicer said “only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment”, Ruddy pushed back this morning in an email to Politico Playbook.
It’s the TV interview that set Washington abuzz Monday night, and it featured a familiar man, Newsmax Chief Executive and President Christopher Ruddy, talking about a familiar topic, President Trump.
Jay Sekulow, an attorney on Trump’s personal legal team, told ABC News that the president has authority to take action if he wants.
When White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee was asked about the claim, she responded, “Chris speaks for himself”.
Inside the White House, things could be even more out of control. “This process has to play out because of what he did with [fired FBI director James] Comey and also calling for the investigation to end”.
‘James Comey said he reviewed the testimony with the special counsel and you wonder if, it’s unusual to me – and I’ve done a lot of cases for 40 years of practicing law nearly, and at the highest levels of the Supreme Court – that you have a situation, I think this is unprecedented, where the testimony was reviewed, ‘ he said.
Still not everyone is a fan. On Monday, Ruddy visited the White House.
“I have determined that a special counsel is necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome”, Rosenstein said last month.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, disputed that report.
‘But I think that the unusual situation here, this is unprecedented in our history, is that the former executive – the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was the source of a leak, ‘ Sekulow continued. If they refused, Trump could fire them as well – and so on, until somebody at the Justice Department was willing to give Mueller his walking papers. “What had he done to be fired?”
Ranking House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) seems to think so.
Schiff says that if Trump fires Mueller, Congress might name its own independent counsel to investigate the case. “Don’t waste our time”. “Time to think.” He made a reference to political contributions by some of Mueller’s hires.