“Some maxed out, none wanted Trump to be POTUS”.
But the investigation by the Justice Department and probes carried out by two congressional committees have moved closer to the president, with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and other former campaign staff having received requests and subpoenas for information from investigators.
Investigations are now under way into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
“I’m not a flak for the White House”.
Apart from Rosenstein and Sessions, the only confirmed Justice official is Rachel Brand, the associate attorney general, whom the Senate approved on a party-line vote.
In a stream of tweets, Scarborough accused the Georgia Republican of “sliming an American hero” and fanning anti-government conspiracy theories by floating the notion that Mueller is a part of the so-called “deep state”.
The startling assertion comes as some of Mr. Trump’s conservative allies, who initially praised Mr. Mueller’s selection as special counsel, have begun trying to attack his credibility.
But expressions of discontent with Mueller are bubbling up nonetheless.
“Mr. Gingrich said Mueller was ‘a superb choice” with an impeccable reputation for fairness just a few weeks ago, but now says that there is no way Mueller can be fair.
Asked about criticisms that some of the members of Mueller’s team and his ability to conduct fair investigation, Ryan said he didn’t know the team but said, “I know Bob Mueller”. “With respect to the subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment”.
The Justice Department declined CBS News’ request for comment.
Anxiety about the probe – and fresh concerns about the political leanings of some of the attorneys involved – is percolating in the West Wing of the White House.
Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said. “Mr”.
Still, it took until Tuesday night for the White House to actually dispute Ruddy’s suspicion.
After media reports said President Donald Trump was thinking about firing Mueller, Rosenstein told the Senate Committee on Appropriations only he can give Mueller the boot. The interview was first reported by PBS.
Sessions in March stepped aside from the federal investigation into contacts between Russian Federation and the presidential campaign after acknowledging that he had met twice previous year with Kislyak. Gingrich said that is why independent counsels are “very unsafe”. If Mr. Rosenstein refused, Mr. Trump could fire him, too. “Special counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing”.
Ruddy also said Monday evening that Trump interviewed Mueller for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director position the day before he was named as special counsel.
He said Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not involved in the Russian Federation probe and has not been briefed on it since his recusal.