"The people in the administration were quick to reach out to me and say Chris Ruddy doesn't speak for this administration", he said.
Ruddy, who is a friend of the president's, said on PBS Monday, "I think [Trump is] considering perhaps terminating the special counsel..." The normative acts of the Ministry of Justice state that a special counsel can be dismissed by the Prosecutor General on motivated grounds. Comey himself said when he testified before the Senate last week that he was "sure" that Mueller's investigation would look into a potential obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump.
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, opened her line of questioning, in the hearing that was supposed to focus on the Justice Department budget, by asking if Rosenstein had seen any evidence of good cause to fire Mueller.
Mueller, who served as the Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013, was appointed by the Justice Department in May to investigate possible coordination between Trump's associates and Russian officials. Ruddy, however, did not meet with the president that evening as their meeting was postponed, NBC News reported.
- Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 18, 2017Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair.
Spicer did not outright discount the notion of removing the special counsel, but he noted Ruddy was not a spokesman for Trump.
Mr Sessions was revealed to have met the Russian ambassador twice past year, meetings that he did not indicate during the Senate confirmation hearing approving his appointment.
"Mr Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, said in a statement. Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is preparing for sharp questions from his former Senate colleagues about his role in the firing of James Comey and his Russian contacts during the campaign.
And then it got personal: At public hearings in Eugene and Portland in early May, 71 people spoke in favor of adding the "X". Recently , a bill passed through the California House Senate, which would similarly allow for a third gender-neutral option.
Gadot has spoken publicly about her time in the Israeli military. "She is the version of feminism that we need at that time". For the second week in a row, " Wonder Woman " has the USA box office all tied up.
Subban, who claimed Crosby was complaining about Subban's breath during a Game 3 run-in, just kind of sat there and took it. A goose egg in the win column that will obviously have to change if the Preds are to capture their first ever Stanley Cup.
Age is an early theme for McGregor , who is 28. "It's the right fight at the right place at the right time". Cleverness counts and no smart aleck surrogates - trash talk, like boxing and MMA, is a solo sport.
Comey himself had a riveting appearance before the same Senate panel last week, with some key moments centered on Sessions . In a separate development Monday, Trump held his first Cabinet meeting with everyone on board.
Griffiths felt Scotland had done themselves proud, despite not being able to hold on for what would have been a famous win. Scotland's Leigh Griffiths scores his first goal from a free kick at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Saturday.
Three Michigan congressman, including Bishop, were all present at the baseball practice when the shooting erupted. Mika, a former congressional staff member, has worked at Tyson Foods for more than six years, the company said .
Subscriptions are astonishingly easy to opt into via TouchID and exceedingly hard to cancel (PSA: instructions here). It was written by an independent Thai developer and had been a top 20 grossing productivity app since April.
If music isn't one's beat, then the pair of Samus Returns amiibo should make for nice bonuses to grab alongside the game as well. Each amiibo will be compatible with both Metroid: Samus Returns which will be released for Nintendo 3DS on September 15 .
Said Callahan: "The procedure is to advise the table who the technical foul is on and with the player we give a number". For several minutes, however, the only people who seemed to know that in the entire arena were the three officials.
The government also said Trump hotel revenue does not fit the definition of an improper payment under the constitution. An artist in Washington , D.C. projected the "Pay Trump Bribes Here" message on the Trump International Hotel in May.
Puerto Rican voters made their way to the polling centers Sunday to vote on whether or not they want to become the 51st US state. Nevertheless, the final say regarding Puerto Rican statehood lies with Congress despite the referendum's outcome.
McAuliffe votes in Virginia's primary election
You would normally expect the nationally focused Perriello to have an advantage in the nationally focused D.C. suburbs. Gillespie's close race with Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chair Corey Stewart came as a major surprise.
Samsung dispatches fix for Bluetooth issue in S8, S8 Plus
Moreover, the 2K curved AMOLED "infinity display " in simple words is the best smartphone display we have ever seen on a phone. Most phones look the same and more or less do the same thing, incrementally improving core functionality year on year.
E3 2017: Here's all of EA's E3 reveal trailers in one place
Offering a co-op storyline, A Way Out is a tale of two men who embark upon personal missions that require breaking out of prison. Apparently, your character's ability to get into the National Football League will be determined by choices made by the player.
Saudi and Bahrain welcome Trump's scolding of Qatar
On Friday, the U.S. president and secretary of state took contrasting approaches to Washington's mediation efforts. Turkish president also called on Riyadh to remove all sanctions on Doha and open diplomatic talks.
Warriors set to make their claim as NBA's best ever
After blowing a 3-1 NBA Finals lead last season, Warriors All-Star Draymond Green didn't just get mad: he took action. Irving and James each played about 45 minutes on the court, leaving them worn out when it mattered most .