Trump friend: Mueller ‘illegitimate as special counsel’

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee says Congress would not sit still if President Donald Trump chose to fire the special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in the US election and possible collusion with Trump’s campaign.Yesterday, a close confidant of Trump, Newsmax website chief executive Chris Ruddy, said following a White House visit that the president is considering firing Mueller.”He apparently couldn’t find a single pro-Trump attorney to hire, and I just think that’s a rigged game, and I think that it’s a mistake to pretend this is going to be some neutral investigation”, Gingrich said on CBS This Morning. (Trump has “no intention” of firing Mueller, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last night).IT SEEMS unthinkable, but Washington has been abuzz with rumors that President Trump might fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, the man investigating Russia’s election-year hacking and any possible Trump campaign collusion.It’s likely to be overshadowed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ public appearance at a Senate intelligence committee hearing.President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on April 19.A White House official stressed that Ruddy “speaks for himself”, not the Trump administration.Schiff told CNN’s Anderson Cooper if Mueller was ousted, Congress would have to re-establish the Independent Counsel Act that expired following the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.Despite that, Trump is stewing over the Mueller-led investigation in the same way he did with Comey. “Special counsel Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing”.If DT fires Robert Mueller, we officially pass Watergate & Trump becomes most corrupt POTUS of greatest scandal in United States history.RUDDY: I already said I’m not going to reveal who my sources are, but that I felt confident in saying it. Rosenstein is also the Department of Justice official who appointed Mueller as special counsel late last month. However, top White House aides were able to talk him off the ledge, pointing out to POTUS that it would make things far worse for him. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity. “With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorized to comment”. The regulations that govern the special counsel were issued by the Department of Justice and could be rescinded by DOJ. “Don’t waste time trying to undermine one of your few allies”. He added, “I think the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation to go on independently and thoroughly”.