"If there were not good cause, it would not matter to me what anybody said", he said.
"If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says".
Trump friend Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax, has gone so far as to suggest the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller. He said there is no cause to consider removal, and that that the Attorney General's office alone would make that decision with the special counsel.
When asked to clarify the boundaries of Attorney General Sessions' recusal from the Russian Federation probe, Rosenstein said, "I know what we're investigating and (Sessions) does not".
Ruddy told CNN on Tuesday that Mueller and Trump "had a private conversation" and suggested it was "unethical" before the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was named special counsel. "Rosenstein said today he would not fire Mueller".
Mueller was succeeded by James Comey, who was sacked by Trump last month while he was overseeing the investigation into potential Russian interference into last year's election and potential collusion with the Trump presidential campaign. There is increasing concern at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation could overshadow the president's agenda for months to come.
"Let me give you a little bit of insight from inside the West Wing right now", Ryan said.
He is scheduled to testify before two congressional hearings on Tuesday and is likely to face even more pointed questions about the Russian Federation probe and the independence of the Justice Department in light of Ruddy's comments.
The question on the minds of many of those in Congress was whether Sessions was aware of Trump's possible ulterior motive in firing the former FBI Director Comey from his post.
The speaker listed the policy issues that congressional Republicans were focused on like a bill on the House floor this week to improve accountability for veterans' health care, telling reporters, "We are focused on solving people's problems".
Escaped inmates captured in Tenn., governor says
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Thursday that the reward for information on the fugitives had been increased to $130,000. Two escaped inmates who killed two Georgia Department of Corrections Officers in Middle Georgia have been caught.
Ryan echoed that sentiment, calling the reports about the president possibly moving to fire Mueller "a rumor". An order from the president would not necessarily qualify, he said. The Times report said that Trump considered firing Mueller, something TheDC's source confirmed. That's at least how it seemed when Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as the special counsel for the US DOJ on May 17.
The White House did not immediately respond to questions about Ruddy's claims. "At most, the Director should have said the FBI had completed its investigation and presented its findings to federal prosecutors".
The memo reportedly recommended Comey's dismissal for having mishandled the Department of Justice investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's emails, according to VICE. He did not notify White House or Attorney General in advance of his move.
Gingrich tweeted, "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair".
Trump does have the authority to remove the special counsel.
Later on Monday night, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement saying Ruddy never spoke to the president, adding that only the "president or his attorneys are authorized to comment".
They found stab wounds in one of the victims but were not able to determine a likely cause of death for the other two women. Loeding said none of the victims suffered gunshot wounds, despite earlier reports that the women were shot.
Puerto Rico was handed over to the United States at the end of the Spanish-American war in 1898 as a form of war booty. Congress has the final say over whether the territory changes its status, making the vote merely an advisory opinion.
Recently , a bill passed through the California House Senate, which would similarly allow for a third gender-neutral option. Judge Amy Holmes Hen ruled that "The sex of Jamie Shupe is hereby changed from female to non-binary".
The Lyft investment was included as part of the company's most recent round of fundraising , which closed in April. A week ago, Lyft announced it was teaming up with Cambridge, Mass. -based self-driving auto startup nuTonomy .
Now Cleveland , which past year became the first team to recover from a 3-1 Finals deficit, faces historically long odds again. In Game 3, Green aroused some concern when he began complaining about a foul call to a referee and Curry did the same.
With a third European title in four seasons, coach Zinedine Zidane has re-established Madrid as the premier team on the continent. In the Champions League is a new thing for many of our players. "Three Champions Leagues in four seasons isn't too bad".
Turkey would continue its efforts to resolve the dispute, Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said alongside Sheikh Khaled. He added that the discord is solved by dialogue, emphasizing that the GCC is the best place for such talks.
He said the authorities had prevented him from renting sound equipment needed for a sanctioned rally in a separate location. He is recovering after an assailant threw green dye in his face in April, the latest in a series of physical attacks.
It appears to be a sci-fi action-RPG, a sort of fresh start after EA elected to bench the Mass Effect series earlier this year. The Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar expansion was given a September release date during the pre-E3 2017 EA Play event.
Director John Avildsen dies at 81; won Oscar for 'Rocky'
A native of Oak Park, Ill., Avildsen started out as a cinematographer, and shot his directorial debut, Turn on to Love in 1969. Avildsen returned to the Rocky franchise to direct the critically panned Rocky V (1990) about a protege who turns on Rocky .
Iran calls U.S. fight against ISIS "a lie"
President Donald Trump is fond of using tweeter to share his opinions but he is yet to reply to Khamenei's tweets. Iran repeated accusations that Saudi Arabia funds Islamist militants, including Islamic State.
Maryland and DC plan to sue Trump over foreign payments
In January, Trump vowed to track and donate all profits made by Trump Organization from foreign governments to the U.S. Justice Department lawyers also contended that Trump hotel revenue is no an improper payment under the Constitution.
Penguins regroup, Predators look for road magic in Game 5
PLUS Matt Murray made 24 saves to post his third career playoff shutout on Thursday and joined an exclusive club in the process. Neither Dumoulin nor Hainsey provide much offense, as the two combined for four goals and 32 points during the regular season.