And now, this: Trump is reportedly considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed by the deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein to head the investigation into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in interfering in the 2016 election.
Rosenstein told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee Tuesday that he saw no cause for Mueller's dismissal.
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President Trump is so out of touch with reality that he thinks he can threaten special counsel Robert Mueller into clearing him on the Russian Federation scandal.
Criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller used to be off limits. So far there is no hard evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors, but the bottom line is grounds for impeachment are whatever a majority of the House and two thirds of the Senate say it is.
Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated. He said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so.
Schiff told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that "I don't think the Congress would sit still and allow the president to pick his own investigator".
Several White House insiders say that is unlikely.
Moreover, she pointed out that Mueller's team of attorneys is anti-Trump, so how can they possibly be objective when investigating alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign?
Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation. Ruddy said Tuesday that he stands by his comments. But with the appointment of Mueller, the near-universally praised former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, it seemed the country would have a chance to take a breath and return to something like normal order.
"I think he's weighing that option", Ruddy said in an interview Monday with Judy Woodruff of "PBS NewsHour". "With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment". He added, "Don't waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies".
And deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said simply: "Chris speaks for himself".
As special counsel Robert Mueller builds his legal team, Mr Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality, implying he can not be trusted to lead the probe.
Attorneys general of the past did not shy away from this committee's questions, regardless of the topic, regardless of the party.
Spicer had said that Ruddy was at the White House Monday to meet with White House aides, but did not speak with the president.
But firing Mueller would be a political bomb in Washington. The law is pretty clear: Trump cannot take unilateral action and fire Mueller (however, read this article to the end, there is a small wrinkle that Trump can explore). "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says".