President says Sessions did 'very good job,' comments on Mueller rumors

Trump may ‘terminate’ Russia probe’s Mueller says president’s pal

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. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.

Last week, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he had informed Trump that there was no investigation of the president's personal conduct, at least while he was leading the FBI.

Senator Angus King, an independent, questioned Sessions' legal basis for refusing to answerquestions after Sessions said Trump had not invoked executive privilege regarding the conversations.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal Trump adviser, tweeted Monday, "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".

Sessions' testimony did not provide any damaging new information on Trump campaign ties with Russian Federation or on Comey's dismissal, but his refusal to discuss conversations with Trump raised fresh questions about whether the White House has something to hide.

He told a Senate panel Tuesday that he, and not Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had the authority to terminate Mueller.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Tuesday on ABC's "Good Morning America" that while he feels "independent counsels are very risky", he doesn't think Trump should force Mueller out. As the White House aides scrambling to calm the president surely understand, even Trump could not survive such a seismic and egocentric abuse of power.




Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said in separate testimony Tuesday that there was no "secret plan" to fire Mueller, nor was there cause. As the former host of both "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice", not to mention his lengthy career as a real estate and "branding" entrepreneur, President Trump brings a special expertise to the subject of firing people.

Mueller was interviewed by the Justice Department and by the president for the director's position, according to a senior White House official. Indeed, his expectation that threatening to oust Mueller might compel him to soft-pedal the F.B.I. probe betrays a remarkable naivete of how Washington, and longtime civil servants like Mueller, operate.

Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller used to be off limits.

But with a president as erratic as Trump, intention is a handily fluid concept. I think if they did fire him, it would be a mistake.

The ongoing probe investigates if indeed the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to help Trump win.

Tuesday morning, Trump supporter Ari Fleischer, who served as President George W. Bush's press secretary, again highlighted the issue of Mueller's probe being handled by attorneys who have donated mostly to Democrats, a message that Donald Trump Jr. quickly retweeted to his own 1.7 million followers. Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel, has also advised against firing Mueller.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Japan and South Korea stumble on road to 2018 World Cup
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:38
The only positive Korea had from the match against Qatar was that Korea got out of playing scoreless matches in away games. In Group A , South Korea has work to do to reach a ninth successive World Cup after losing in Doha.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mattis: Trump has delegated decisions on Afghan troop levels
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:38
This is a change from the Bush and Obama administrations, where the White House approved troop levels, largely because tens of thousands of personnel were involved.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top New York Conservative Party Blames Scalise Shooting on 'Media Bully Fueled Hate'
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:36
He said DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, was standing at third base and had not yet come in to bat when the shooting occurred. Security for members of Congress at town halls should have been more of a concern for Republicans after then Rep.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China, India are driving energy demand growth
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:32
The nation's installed solar capacity rose 79 percent to 78 gigawatts previous year and wind expanded 15 percent to 149 gigawatts. China led the way with a 7.9 percent decline in coal production (140 mtoe), followed by the US with a 19 percent drop (85 mtoe).

Conor McGregor Takes Dig At Floyd Mayweather's Age As Fight Rumors Fly
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:28
McGregor is 21-3 in his professional fighting career (9-1 in the UFC) and has ascended to superstardom in the sport. Though oddsmakers make Mayweather a big favorite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Fox News Dropping 'Fair & Balanced' Slogan
Jun 15, 2017 - 02:25
As Fox News moves forward into a new, Roger Ailes-less future , it's apparently looking to rebrand as well. The old slogan has been used since Ailes founded the cable news network back in 1996.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FDA to delay rule requiring new nutrition facts panel
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:18
Vitamin D and potassium will be required on the label, along with calcium, and iron but vitamins A and C will no longer be required.

Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:15
She described Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena of any tapes if needed. A day after The Washington Post reported that, Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anushka Sharma unveils FIRST LOOK of third production venture - 'Pari'
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:14
Anushka said, "We have gone by instinct in choosing good cinema, and the audiences have liked both our films". The first looks has shown a scary looking Anushka, which has hinted that this might be a horror flick.

Attorney General Sessions to Face US Senate Panel in Public
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:12
It was unclear on Sunday whether the committee planned to question the attorney general on Tuesday in an open or closed session. Trump's getting-back-to-work photo op kicked off a week in which he's under siege due to the Russian Federation investigation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman heading to North Korea to bring 'peace'
Jun 14, 2017 - 07:11
Rodman was mobbed by journalists when he arrived at Beijing's airport on Tuesday to catch a flight for the North Korean capital. Rodman, who appeared on Trump's reality TV show in 2009 and again in 2013, went on to endorse Trump's candidacy in 2015 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
Jun 13, 2017 - 11:51
Green never left the floor after receiving his "second" tech and his explanation was that he knew it was his first of the game. Either way, Green wasn't thrilled with it, saying he got no explanation for why he received the tech in the first place.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door
Jun 13, 2017 - 11:47
His trip came amid mounting tensions between the USA and the North over Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear and missile programs. Rodman, who appeared on Trump's reality TV show in 2009 and again in 2013, went on to endorse Trump's candidacy in 2015 .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran celebrates as national team earns World Cup spot
Jun 13, 2017 - 11:47
Sardar Azmoun gave the lead Team Melli in the 23rd minute after he beat an offside trap following a counter-attack. The world's maxumum soccer tournament will be celebrated in Russian Federation , from June 14 to July 15, 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Panama dumps Taiwan for China
Jun 13, 2017 - 11:47
A Chinese vessel was the first to pass through the Panama Canal after a major expansion project was completed last June. Panama's Foreign Minister Isabel de Saint Malo and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi drink a toast.