Another White House official told the Daily Beast it would "suicide" for Trump to get rid of the special counsel.
Ruddy argued that Mueller should not have taken the job of special counsel because he was under consideration for the other position, and had had the private meeting with the president for the Federal Bureau of Investigation director appointment.
Mr Trump's friend, Mr Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media, said on the Public Broadcasting Service's NewsHour programme that the President was "considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel".
"While the president has the right to, he has no intention to do so", deputy White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters on Tuesday when asked if Trump meant to fire Mueller.
Ruddy appeared to be basing his remarks, at least in part, on comments from Jay Sekulow, a member of Trump's legal team, who told ABC in an interview Sunday that he was "not going to speculate" on whether Trump might at some point order Rosenstein to fire Mueller. However, the White House has denied his claims.
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".
"Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. He said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so.
"I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are proper and appropriate orders", he said.
"They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story".
The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump transition that were transferred to its facilities after the inauguration.
Under Department of Justice rules, it is actually up to the deputy attorney general to make that call, though the president could bypass that protocol. But Rosenstein, too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight given his role in Trump's decision to fire Comey. During the Watergate investigation President Richard Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who was investigating a campaign of political spying and sabotage launched by a Nixon re-election committee.
Since then, lawmakers have raised questions about a possible third meeting at a Washington hotel, though the Justice Department has said that did not happen.
In Mueller's case, Trump would have to ask Rosenstein to do the firing. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who named Mueller to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation, testified there was no reason to dismiss him, and said that he alone has the authority to do so.
If Trump did indeed end up successfully firing Mueller, Congress would constitute his next hurdle. Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins, have backed Mueller and said there's no reason to fire him.
In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again.
The White House wouldn't deny or confirm the report and said, "only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment". Schiff says that if Trump fires Mueller, Congress might name its own independent counsel to investigate the case.
Rowe, 43, has been serving life without parole since 2002, and Dubose, 24, began a 20-year sentence in 2015. David LeValley, FBI special agent in charge of the Atlanta office, said the manhunt had been expanded.
For Ronaldo it was a sensational finale to the season which must now end with him winning his fifth Ballon D'Or. It was the team's sixth title since the competition's new format was created in 1992, two more than Barcelona.
EDF analyzed more than 12,000 test results from the 2003-2013 FDA national composite food sample data (the Total Diet Study ). Bu the FDA says lead can come from our environment, getting absorbed by food crops planted in contaminated soil.
The company says it is also using algorithms to detect "clusters" of accounts or images relating to support for terrorism. Artificial intelligence is being deployed by Facebook in an effort to stop terrorists from using its website.
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 .
Doubt, however, has been cast on that explanation because of cryptic testimony from former FBI Director James Comey last week. Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated.
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 .
Church calendar for Saturday, June 17
Services and speakers will be: 7:30 tonight, Pastor Louann Moore of The Gathering Place in Critz; 6:30 p.m. Guildfield Missionary Baptist Church , 8657 Franklin Turnpike, Dry Fork, will hold VBS from 6 to 8 p.m.
McGregor backers: Mayweather fight is no sideshow
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.
Apple allows in-app tipping for content creators
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.
Warriors' Green stays in Game 4 after technical foul fiasco
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.