President Donald Trump is considering terminating special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director who was named by the Justice Department in May to lead the Russia probe, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy told PBS NewsHour on Monday.
“I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. I think he’s weighing that option,” Ruddy told PBS NewsHour. “I think it’s pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently.”
In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said he didn’t want to speculate on whether or not the president would fire Mueller.
Letting Mueller go would “be a very significant mistake,” Ruddy continued.
PBS anchor Judy Woodruff first tweeted the news on Monday and earlier in the evening, CNBC had spotted Ruddy, a close confidant of Trump, leaving the West Wing. Ruddy, however, did not meet with the president that evening as their meeting was postponed, NBC News …
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