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If Trump Cans Mueller, Here's How It Will Go Down

If Trump Cans Mueller, Here's How It Will Go Down”

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller, who's leading the Justice Department's probe into Russia's meddling in last year's election, will have the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation".

The statement came after Sen.

After initially being praised by Republicans and Democrats for his integrity, Mueller has had his impartiality as special counsel questioned by some Trump supporters in recent days. That's what I would do. He added that "if there were good cause, I would consider it".

But I guess the question is: How does he-so in the attorney general's what appears to be only statement that Jeff Sessions made on this - I may be incorrect - but the main statement was March 2nd 2017: 'I've chose to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for president of the United States'.

Collins' question was prompted by recent media reports that Mueller's role leading the DOJ's Russian Federation investigation could be in jeopardy.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that Ruddy did not speak with Trump about firing Mueller as special counsel and other White House aides suggested the Newsmax CEO was only speaking for himself. Maybe there are a couple lawyers on this panel or in the public who can help me to understand the most basic question here, which is: if the attorney general had a press conference and said, given all of these challenges, given all of this controversy, I'm out.

Attorney General Jeff Session, right, and Vice President Mike Pence attend a Cabinet meeting with President Donald Trump, Monday, June 12, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he consults with a career ethics official when questions arise about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.

The Deputy Attorney General also said he would not follow any orders to fire special counsel Mueller unless there is a good reason and the orders are lawful. Therefore, Trump would have to order Rosenstein to fire Mueller and hope that the DAG complies. What makes this guy, a top Democrat (!), think that the usually prostrate Republicans in Congress would defy Trump and piss off his voters, knowing they'll be accused of "collaborating with the enemy" or "aiding and abetting the deep state" or whatever?

"You're creating a debate that's not happening", said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday morning, responding to a reporter's question about the rumor.

Rosenstein confirmed that because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, Rosenstein is the one who has the authority to hire and fire people.

In a weird, televised cabinet meeting on Monday that forced even non-partisan news agencies such as Reuters and AP to drop their impersonal tone, Trump called on his cabinet members to boost his administration, after claiming that "Never has there been a president, with few exceptions. who has passed more legislation, done more things". Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week.

He will appear before the Senate committee at 10 a.m. ET and the House one at 2 p.m. ET. Comey's decision to announce previous year that Clinton would not be prosecuted over her emails was a "usurpation" of the Justice Department's authority, Sessions said.



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