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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.

Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy, a friend of the president, told the PBS NewsHour that he thinks Trump is "weighing that option".

Hours after the interview, White House spokesman Sean Spicer did not deny the claim, but said: "Mr Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue".

Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of conservative group Newsmax Media, Mr Ruddy was at the White House on Monday, but U.S. media reported that he did not meet Mr Trump while there.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says he wouldn't follow orders from President Donald Trump or anyone else to fire special counsel Robert Mueller unless they were "lawful and appropriate orders". Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is set to testify before the Senate intelligence committee today, has recused himself from the investigation.

Pundits on both sides of the aisle agree the optics of firing Mueller at this point would be damaging to the president.

"Let me give you a little bit of insight from inside the West Wing right now", Ryan said. Nevertheless, Rosenstein would need to provide a legal argument and "the specific reason" for the special counsel's termination, Goldsmith wrote. The regulations that govern the special counsel were issued by the Department of Justice and could be rescinded by DOJ. Sanders confirmed to reporters Tuesday night that Trump did interview Mueller.

"I think that Mueller shouldn't have taken the position", Ruddy said, "if he was under consideration and had a private conversation with the president and was privy maybe to some of his thoughts about that investigation or other matters before the bureau".

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Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary.

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. "I do believe it would be catastrophic, and I do believe it would destroy any shred of trust in the president's judgment that remains over here", Senator Dianne Feinstein said.

A source close to the President said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move like firing the special counsel.

The Department of Justice appointed Robert Mueller to take over the Russian Federation investigation in May after the firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Donald Trump has called the ongoing investigation a "witch hunt", a "hoax" and an excuse by Democrats for why they lost the presidential race.

That includes the man who hired the special counsel and would have to do the firing.

Despite that, Trump is stewing over the Mueller-led investigation in the same way he did with Comey. "Look who he is hiring", tweeted former House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal Trump adviser.



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