Firing Mueller would be a politically explosive move that would raise new questions about Trump, whose abrupt dismissal of James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director generated accusations of obstruction of justice and led to Mueller's appointment.
Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts previous year, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump.
Brian Schatz about the scope of Sessions' recusal, Rosenstein said Sessions "actually does not know what we're investigating, and I'm not going to be talking about it publicly". Then, crucially, he says that according to the special counsel regulations, Mueller "may be fired only for good cause", and that he is "required to put that cause in writing".
Mr Mueller, who was tasked by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with overseeing the justice department's investigation, has started selecting members of his team, many of them criminal law experts.
A source close to the Trump legal team told Fox News that Ruddy's statement just came from watching another Trump lawyer, Jay Sekulow, discuss the Mueller probe on ABC's "This Week" - and Sekulow did not directly suggest the president was thinking about firing Mueller.
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Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 and Avisail Garcia had a two-run double as Chicago won its second straight after dropping nine of 11. Zack Greinke, who was staked to a 6-0 lead in the third, went 5⅔ innings and allowed five runs, all unearned, and five hits.
Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel.
On May 17, Gingrich tweeted that Mueller was a "superb choice" for special counsel.
Trump interviewed Mueller for the director's position days before Rosenstein picked Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation probe, Sanders confirmed Tuesday.
"No, I have not", Rosenstein said. "I never said I had a conversation", Ruddy said on CNN.
The White House has distanced itself from Ruddy's comments, and press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he has not spoken to Trump about the topic. I would say that Republicans in Washington are nearly unanimous in the opinion that to do that would cause a political firestorm that would be yet another self-inflicted wound of the president's own making.
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Zverev, the sixth seed, appeared the stronger server and took the first set tie-break as Lopez found the net too often. Lucas Pouille joins Lopez in the final four as he beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.
"Chris Ruddy speaks for himself", Spicer said.
After news of Ruddy's interview surfaced, Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, tweeted: "If President fired Bob Mueller, Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller".
Sessions testified Tuesday that he recused himself from the current Russian Federation investigation only because of a regulation that required it because of his involvement in the Trump campaign.
Collins' question was prompted by recent media reports that Mueller's role leading the DOJ's Russian Federation investigation could be in jeopardy.
She noted that former FBI Director James Comey briefed both her and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) three months ago - "and it was a very full and good brief", she said. "Don't waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies", the message read, which the host read on-air.
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Smith started 32 of those contests and went 15-19, tallying a save percentage of 90.1 percent and a goals against average of 2.59. He accumulated 466 saves, finishing with a save percentage of 91.2 percent and recording a goals against average of 2.33.