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"And the reason for that is, that if it is within the scope of Director Mueller's investigation - and I've been a prosecutor for 27 years - we don't want people talking publicly about the subjects of ongoing investigation", he continued.

However, during his testimony and in answering senators' questions, Sessions is prepared to address some outstanding lines of inquiry regarding the Russian Federation investigation and his time as attorney general.

However, White House sources told The Times that Trump is hard to predict, and they can not be sure he won't fire Mueller.

Dianne Feinstein, top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she was "increasingly concerned" that Trump will fire both Mueller and Rosenstein.

During a hearing on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) before a joint House and Senate appropriations subcommittee, Rosenstein was asked whether he had seen any evidence of that. He said the president could ask his attorney general or, because Jeff Sessions has recused himself, ask his deputy attorney general, a civil servant, Rod Rosenstein, to do it.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, however, did say he would be "surprised" if Trump fired Mueller. Still, Gingrich said any special counsel with an agenda can "all of the sudden find something procedural and technical to latch onto". Truly, we don't know. What is Trump so afraid of in the Russian Federation investigation?

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Earlier this week, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reportedly told radio host John Catsimatidis that Congress should "abolish the independent counsel".

"Mueller should not have taken the position, if he was under consideration and had a private meeting with the President, and was privy maybe to some of [Trump's] thoughts about the investigation or other matters before the bureau".

Later Tuesday afternoon, Democratic lawmakers intend to ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions about his meetings with the Russian ambassador and the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey when the former Alabama senator testifies Tuesday. Ruddy said Tuesday that he stands by his comments.

Such moments sometimes reflect the deep division among Trump's White House advisers about the best course for the president to take in the face of political or legal adversity.

"He's weighing that option", said Chris Ruddy, Newsmax CEO and friend of Trump on PBS NewsHour Monday evening. "If there were not good cause, it would not matter to me what anybody said", he said. Gingrich, author of a new book called "Understanding Trump", added in an interview: "I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel". Look who he is hiring.check fec reports.

The startling assertion comes as some of Trump's conservative allies, who initially praised Mueller's selection as special counsel, have begun trying to attack his credibility.

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'Explosive': The New York Times says firing Mueller would be "politically explosive" given Trump's recent firing of James Comey.

On Friday afternoon the National Law Journal reported that the deputy solicitor general, a criminal-law expert who has argued more than 100 cases before the US Supreme Court, would be joining the special counsel team on a part-time basis.

He said he would agree to dismiss Mr. Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so.

Several White House officials and Trump associates insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president's views of the unfolding investigation. But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside. But Sekulow added that he "can't imagine the issue is going to arise". Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification. Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue. They're appointed by the attorney general, and under normal circumstances, it's the attorney general who has the authority to fire them.

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Ruddy's remarks.

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