Gingrich, who only a few weeks ago called Mueller a "superb choice" with an "impeccable" reputation, tweeted on Monday: "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, who is close friends with President Trump, lashed out Tuesday at White House press secretary Sean Spicer and the communications team over a disagreement about whether the president might look to squash a special investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And since Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation, Rosenstein is acting in that capacity.
Ryan argued Mueller must be allowed to carry on his investigation "because of what [Trump] did with Comey", referring to the president's decision to fire the former FBI director over the Russian Federation investigation. "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".
Now, Trump could order Rosenstein to fire Mueller. "I am going to defend the integrity of that investigation", said Rosenstein. Jeanne Shaheen. She asked about news reports suggesting that President Donald Trump was already thinking about "terminating" Robert Mueller from his position as special counsel.
But Ryan made clear that Trump would be best served in any case by allowing Mueller to complete his investigation.
"I think we should let Bob Mueller do his work and get to the bottom of it, and get to the bottom of it quickly so that he can be vindicated, get to these things", Ryan said.
Trump calls Comey memo leaks 'cowardly!'
Trump says on Twitter, "Totally illegal?" Mr Trump has responded to Mr Comey's assertions by accusing him of lying. The counsel would not say whether Trump has tapes of his Oval Office conversations with Comey.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said terminating Mueller would "certainly be an extraordinarily unwise move" on Trump's part.
A longtime confidante of Donald Trump said in a television interview last night that the USA president was considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is now leading the FBI's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that Trump called him Monday night because of Gingrich's concerns about the Russian Federation probe. "What I think the American people ought to know is that their government is working", he said. "One by one, Trump's Cabinet members assembled around the table spoke effusively about the president as he sat beaming, soaking it all in".
Sessions, who had been slated to testify before the Senate budget panel, will appear later Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
Spicer, the spokesman, declined to say then that Sessions enjoyed Trump's confidence, though spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later in the week that the president had confidence "in all of his Cabinet".
"I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter", Comey told lawmakers.
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