CNN has reported at the time that the White House was given only a brief heads up that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was naming Mueller to oversee Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion from Trump's campaign associates.
That decision would fall to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who testified Tuesday in a Senate budget hearing that he would only fire Mueller for good cause and has seen no evidence of that. If Trump were to make such a move, he would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller. "If there were not good cause it wouldn't matter what anyone said".
Amid reports that US President Donald Trump was considering firing the special counsel overseeing the Russian Federation investigations, a senior Justice Department official said that he - and not the President - is the only official empowered to dismiss the prosecutor and that he sees no reason to do so.
House Speaker Paul Ryan toldreporters Tuesday any talk about Trump wanting to rid himself of the special investigator amounts to "rumor".
On Mr. Rosenstein's first standard - legality - there is an argument that Mr. Trump would have the authority to dismiss Mr. Mueller, though doing so would not be simple. "Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result". Allies of the President cast doubt on the idea that Mr. Trump would take such a drastic step, and White House officials said Mr. A longtime friend, Christopher Ruddy, surfaced the president's thinking in a television interview Monday night, setting off a frenzied day of speculation that he would go through with it.
Trump advisors and conservative pundits including Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter have called for Mueller's removal. Sessions says he was there for a speech by then-candidate Donald Trump and members of Sessions' staff were also in attendance. And Rosenstein said Mueller could not be fired without his personal assent.
The White House, however, said Trump and Ruddy have never discussed the issue.
Schiff told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that if Trump fired Mueller, Congress might name its own independent counsel to investigate the case.
High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump have started to turn on Mueller as he builds his legal team, raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality and suggesting he can not be trusted to lead the probe.
Of course, Rosenstein's answer does not confirm that Mueller is definitely exploring the issue.
The top Justice Department official overseeing the investigation into Russian Federation also assured senators that Mueller has been granted complete independence to do his work. That, to me, is the smartest thing to do, the best thing to do, and that's what I think hopefully will happen.
If the regulations were rescinded, Trump would no longer be required to cite any cause in removing Mueller. The reason he gave is that it could be "within the scope of Director Mueller's investigation" and that "we don't want people talking publicly about open investigations", he said.
Bush gathered his Cabinet there after the 9/11 terror attacks . "But, I like to say, it doesn't really affect the residents". The president's inaugural visit to the wooded hideaway arrives almost five months into his presidency.
The most-advanced semiconductor chips at the moment use a FinFET process technology with circuitry that is 10 nm in width. As to why developers are making thinner and thinner chips, in the first place, the answer has to do with speed and size.
Rosenstein, who would be responsible for actually dismissing Mueller, told US lawmakers he would fire him only with good cause. Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.
The soft, forgiving conditions created opportunity for major movement up the leaderboard for those players willing to take it. Open and the top six golfers are separated by three strokes. "That means I'm a part of history", Thomas told reporters.
Hanson's single through the gap brought in Omar Narvaez from third in the next inning, adding to Chicago's already sizable lead. Blue Jays: OF Pearce returned from the 10-day DL following his calf strain and was inserted straight into the starting lineup.
Phil Mickelson was also in the mix on Sunday, but veered off track with a triple-bogey on the 12th hole to trickle back. A birdie on the 15th saw Berger move clear of the pack, which at one point included nine players tied for the lead.
Some 60 forest fires broke out across the country during the night, with around 1,700 firefighters battling to put them out. He says "we want to send a big hug to everyone in Portugal for what they are going through, which is absolutely awful ".
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Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility of the attack, reaffirming that the attack was premeditated and not improvised. However there have been a string of recent attacks near the Old City in east Jerusalem .
He also saw endorsements from every Democrat in the state legislature and three of Virginia's four Democratic members of Congress. A better way to put it may be that the Republican Party is heading out the back door and into the backwoods where it belongs.
Drouin had a well known holdout with the Lightning that may have soured the relationship between the player and organization. Drouin, who turned 22 in March, scored 21 goals and 53 points in 73 games for the Lightning this year.
Asian shares fall after Fed rate hike, tracking Wall St lead
The Fed's benchmark short-term rate , which influences consumer and business lending, will now rise to between 1% and 1.25%. But she attributed the recent trend to one-off factors, including lower prescription drug prices and cellphone services.
Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored
The bullfighter caught his feet in his cloak while attempting a turn created to distract the specially-bred fighting animal. Around 1,000 bulls a year are killed in this way in France every year. 'We just do not know how it could have happened'.
Senate Passes Sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation
A day earlier, the Senate voted to adopt an amendment to the bill that would expand sanctions against Russia, CBS News reported . The bill includes a mechanism requiring congressional review of any decision to ease the Russian Federation sanctions.
GST to rollout on July 1
The GST Council will meet again on June 30, the eve of the launch, Jaitley said. The GST is scheduled to be rolled out from July 1. However, Uttarakhand will have it at Rs 75 lakh.
Champions Trophy final: India opt to field against Pak
Amir's removal of Shikhar Dhawan in an opening spell of 6-2-16-3 left India searching for triage, which was never applied. Mohammad Hafeez hailed Pakistan's team spirit as the key to their stunning Champions Trophy final triumph against India .
Shoppers may see big changes after Amazon buys Whole Foods
It also is testing same-day fresh and frozen home delivery from 10 of its stores. "We'd like to see what we're buying", he said. Wal-Mart reported $6.9 billion in cash and equivalents and $20.9 billion in free cash flow at its year ended January 31.