Donald Trump is considering just firing special counsel Robert Mueller

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On Monday night, American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent and CNN political analyst April Ryan said that Ruddy's comments which claimed Trump might terminate Mueller caused "mass hysteria" in the White House.

The intrepid attorney general or acting attorney general who agreed to follow a presidential order to fire Mueller might try to get away with reliance on the "good cause" provision of the statute given its vagueness. "If there were not good cause, it would not matter to me what anybody said", he said.

Justice Department rules prohibit the dismissal of a special counsel without cause.

But in this particular case, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from anything relating to the Russian Federation investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the Justice Department's fiscal 2018 budget.

The real solution to this problem, if Trump's assertions of innocence are true, is not to fire the special counsel but rather to cooperate fully with him to insure the swift completion of his investigation.

But after the evidence of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week, Mr Gingrich said he had changed his mind.

Ruddy said that, from what he can tell, firing Mueller is "a consideration the President has had because Mueller is illegitimate as special counsel". Although Ryan did not say such a Trump move would be unacceptable, his endorsement of Mueller was one of the few times the speaker has sent such a preemptive message to the administration since Trump became president.

But with a president as erratic as Trump, intention is a handily fluid concept. "If so, I infinite dare (Trump) to fire the special counsel", he tweeted.

He said he's confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate.

Christopher Ruddy, CEO of the conservative online media outlet Newsmax and a frequent, if unofficial, Trump spokesperson visited the White House on Monday afternoon.

They say Mr Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically-motivated sham that handicaps his ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe.

Ruddy issued a terse response directed at Spicer, but also admitted he didn't speak to Trump personally about this.

"I don't think Trump should do anything but the congressional Republicans ought to look into it", Gingrich said.

Rosenstein says the attorney general would be the only one who could fire Mueller.

"I think the best thing to do is to let Robert Mueller do his job". 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.

Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary. He told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that "I don't think the Congress would sit still and allow the president to pick his own investigator". Brian Schatz, describing Sessions' recusal beyond a broad statement that he would not be involved in matters arising from the 2016 election, according to reports.

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