Robert Mueller, the former FBI Director who was appointed last month as special counsel to investigate connections between Donald Trump and Russia, is already in Trump's crosshairs less than one month after taking the job and starting his investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian operation to swing the 2016 presidential election in his favor, according to a close friend of Trump's.
"I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".
The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller. "(Attorney General) Jeff Sessions is recused here, so it would be up to (Deputy Attorney General) Rod Rosenstein, who was the person who just appointed Bob Mueller a couple of weeks ago".
The Washington Post originally reported that the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller had been expanded to include Trump, who is suspected of having attempted to obstruct the investigation. Ledgett wrote a memo, according to the source, documenting a conversation in which President Donald Trump allegedly urged Rogers to help get the FBI to lift the cloud of the Russian Federation investigation. "I personally think it would be a significant mistake, even though I don't think there is a justification [for a special counsel]".
Also Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley said his panel will investigate the removal of former FBI DirectorJames Comey and "any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations".
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, scoffed at the idea that the president might fire Mueller.
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke critically of special counsel Robert Mueller and his team, calling special counsels "very risky". Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue. "If there were not good cause, it would not matter to me what anybody said", he said.
Mr Ruddy has also accused Mr Mueller of a conflict of interest, revealing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was a candidate to replace Mr Comey and was interviewed by Mr Trump only days before he was appointed as special independent counsel.
A spokesman for Mueller's team declined to comment.
"The attorney general is the one who has to fire him", said CNN's senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on "Anderson Cooper 360". "Don't waste our time".
But, after the news came out, there was speculation that Trump could be planning to fire Mueller from his post as special counsel. The Trump administration has been embroiled in an investigation into alleged Russian interference into the 2016 USA election.
Nevertheless, these attacks fueled a strong sense of mistrust between the coalition soldiers and the Afghan military. Green-on-blue attacks have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces.
The FC panel debate the rumours of Cristiano Ronaldo requesting a move out of Spain, possibly back to Manchester United . Semedo, a right back, played more than 60 games for Benfica and is now being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Death toll expected to rise, with firefighters battling at least 60 forest fires that started in Pedrogao Grande area. A local resident Isabel Brandao told The Associated Press: "Yesterday we saw the fire but thought it was very far.
But UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said it was still a disheartening failure of worldwide diplomacy. For the third consecutive year, Turkey hosted the largest number of refugees worldwide, with 2.9 million people.
Around 100 people got together inside the Capitol rotunda to hear to speeches about how Islamic law is a threat to democracy. The rally began around 10 am and saw heated moments between Anti-Sharia law proponents and Anti-Trump counter protesters.
There was no stopping Porsche as Bernhard clocked up a third win, while Bamber secured his second and it was a first for Hartley . There had been four other high-profile failures going back to 1994 at that point but this year's was particularly harsh.
With their support, May can make up for her own party's shortfall by striking a so-called " confidence and supply " deal. A poll released last summer has shown 70% of people in Northern Ireland support same-sex marriage.
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Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work
However, they have rejected reason and good judgment in exchange for Trump's signature on legislation that furthers their agenda. Marco Rubio, who helped craft the new policy , continues to sell it, with an op/ed in the Miami Herald , co-authored by Sen.
Portugal and Mexico draw 2-2 in Confederations Cup
The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious. El Tri would find their last-gasp equalizer from the head of Hector Moreno to force Portugal to split points on the day.
Wife of Nik Wallenda hangs by teeth over Niagara Falls
Thursday morning's performance comes on the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised high-wire walk over Niagara Falls . The helicopter took off at 8:30 a.m. from the roof of the Seneca Niagara Casino parking garage and returned by 8:50 a.m.
10 still in critical condition after London fire
As she left St Clement's Church following a visit lasting less than an hour, the PM faced cries of "coward" and "shame on you" . Angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday.
DA suspends ex-leader Zille after colonialism tweet
He added that Zille had referred to the wrong chapter of the party constitution, which dealt with suspension of membership. Reasons stated by Maimane for the party's federal executive to suspend Zille was not the full story, she said.
Hot and humid in Houston thru at least Tuesday
That front will stall to our east and start to wash out along the coast by Tuesday , so a shower or storm will still be possible. The big weather story is the major cool down for today after a week straight of highs in the 90s, today we'll be in the low 80s.
Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more
In a pop star gut punch heard 'round the world, Taylor Swift did her best to overshadow Katy Perry's release of Witness tonight. Only Apple Music was allowed to stream the music when it chose to pay royalties to artists during a free three-month trial.
Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners
In a video released in March, jihadists said those two were joining together along with two Mali-based terror groups. Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) had claimed responsibility for the attack.