New York Times: Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Mueller as Special Counsel
WASHINGTON — A longtime friend of President Trump said on Monday that Mr. Trump was considering whether to fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the president’s campaign and Russian officials.
The startling assertion comes as some of Mr. Trump’s conservative allies, who initially praised Mr. Mueller’s selection as special counsel, have begun trying to attack his credibility.
The friend, Christopher Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax Media, who was at the White House on Monday, said on PBS’s “NewsHour” that Mr. Trump was “considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel.”
“I think he’s weighing that option,” Mr. Ruddy said.
His comments appeared to take the White House by surprise.
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WNU Editor: The friend, Christopher Ruddy .... is someone that President Trump has used in the past to leak a story as a means to test the waters .... which my gut is telling me is happening now. In response .... Democrats are warning President Trump to not fire Robert Mueller .... Top Intel Dem warns Trump: 'Don’t waste our time' trying to remove Mueller (The Hill). Some Republicans are saying the same thing .... Republicans to Trump: Hands off Mueller (Politico). As for the White House, they released this statement late tonight .... White House officials deny claim Trump seeking Mueller firing (ABC News). But revelations over the weekend that Robert Mueller is very close to fired FBI Director Comey .... Is The Special Counsel Investigation Led By Robert Mueller On The Trump Campaign Already Tainted? .... coupled with reports that Special Counsel Mueller has stocked his legal staff primarily with Democrat donors .... Robert Mueller Stocks Staff with Democrat Donors (Lifezette) .... has now unfortunately tainted the entire investigation. If more revelations are revealed in the coming days that question the impartiality of the Special Counsel .... which I personally hope will not happen .... but if they are revealed .... then for the sake of the investigation Robert Mueller will have to consider resigning.
More News On Reports That President Trump About To Fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller
Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel in Russian probe -- Washington Post
Rumor That Trump May Fire Mueller Sets Washington Alight -- NBC
Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller -- CNN
Trump friend says president might fire special counsel Robert Mueller -- L.A. Times