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.
Ruddy said "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".
Ruddy's comments came after another highly visible Trump confidant, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, seemed to encourage Trump to make the move, tweeting that "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".
In his interview Ruddy claimed Trump had interviewed Mueller for the position of Federal Bureau of Investigation director several days before Rosenstein appointed him special counsel. Last week, former FBI DirectorJames Comey told Congress he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe.
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, warned on Twitter that "If President fired Bob Mueller, Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller".
Ruddy told PBS he thinks firing Mueller "would be a very significant mistake, even though I don't think there's a justification. for a special counsel".
"You look at the issue and say then 'what is the role of the special counsel here?' And the special counsel allowed James Comey to testify", Mr Sekulow said. A spokesman for the DNI also declined to comment to CNN. "I know for a fact that he was under consideration and that the president did talk with him in the days before he was named special counsel".
Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice, but added it would be up to special counsel Mueller "to sort that out".
Trump's recent, abrupt dismissal of Comey generated accusations of obstruction of justice and led to Mueller's appointment.
Ruddy first made the bombshell assertion that Trump was considering dismissing Mueller to PBS' Jody Woodruff on "PBS Newshour" Monday night.
Three members of the legal team known to have been hired so far by Mueller have given political donations nearly exclusively to Democrats, according to a CNN analysis of Federal Election Commission records.
Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's outside attorney Marc Kasowitz, said in a statement to CNN: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".
Alito also said trademarks are not immune from First Amendment protection as part of a government program or subsidy. Snyder has repeatedly insisted he will not change the team's name despite continuing objections by Native Americans.
Vice President Mike Pence will be making a stop in South Florida on Thursday - as security will be an issue in the wake of a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Richard Cullen , who is chairman of McGuire Woods, the Post reported .
President Erdogan was in a vehicle parked nearby and witnessed the May incident. 11 people were injured during the confrontation. In addition to the 12, warrants were issued for the arrest of two Canadian citizens who took part in the brawl.
Brooks said Scalise, the House Majority Whip from Louisiana , was hit in the hip, and about four other people were shot . He also said he used his belt as a tourniquet to help one of the victims saying the shooter appeared to be a white male.
Goldstein agrees with Trump that the Paris Accord would damage the USA economy, but chooses not to specify how this might be so. In the communique, the USA added a footnote saying it's taking its own steps to reduce the country's carbon footprint.
Poor relations with Western hemispheric allies will make addressing regional challenges that much more hard for the United States. The share was even higher among those born in the United States, with 66% of the American-born population supporting the move.
Legislators and the Wallendas said the payoff would come later, with the spread of photos and video from the stunt . Legislators thanked the couple for bringing such unique talent and world-renowned acts to Niagara Falls .
In one of the tweets in Twitter , it stated, " Adele is an angel, she deserves heaven, biggest heart ever, so proud of her". Alongside a poster listing the various help points, Rita wrote: "Shocked and devastated to hear this bad news".
It's being speculated that both men will be paid a staggering $100 million each for the fight to be aired on pay-per-view TV. I can see him doing it. "He knows Conor McGregor is coming after him and Floyd's looking to get him up out of there, too".
Mayweather, UFC star McGregor agree to August fight
On Wednesday the Nevada boxing commissions approved a request for a boxing event from Mayweather Productions in August. Though oddsmakers make Mayweather a big favorite, the thought of the fight has excited many in the MMA world.
Trump changes some - but not all - of Obama's Cuba policy
So, I'm seeing my side my people and what's been happening in the past two years has been helping my people", Maceda said. Another Senior White House Official said in February Trump had ordered a full review of the USA policy toward Cuba .
Banning Flippers? North Korea lashes out at trade sanctions
North Korea has arrested 16 American citizens and is still holding three - Kim Dong Chul, Kim Sang-duk, and Kim Hak-song. Doctors said they examined Warmbier's body and saw no evidence of fractures that might be evidence of severe beatings.
Trump says Scalise shooter is dead
The White House also canceled a "listening session" on tax reform with top economic adviser Gary Cohn and auto industry leaders. Steve Scalise when shots rang out at an Alexandria, VA, baseball field as the Republican team practiced for a charity game.
Minecraft Cross Play and 4K Update
It announced that its incredibly popular game Minecraft will be playable online across multiple devices and multiple platforms . Moving forward, every version of Minecraft will simply be known as " Minecraft ", when they're part of the bedrock engine.
US says Rodman did not help in NKorea release
North Korea says he has been in a coma for more than a year, after taking a sleeping pill while fighting food poisoning. In the past, North Korea has held out until senior USA officials or statesmen came to personally bail out detainees.
Germany: number of Britons granted citizenship quadruples
A Destatis spokesperson added: "The link to Brexit seems clear". 'This is the highest ever level of registered British citizens'. In all, 2,865 Britons were granted German citizenship in 2016 - a 361 percent increase over the previous year.