Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and informal Trump adviser, caused a mini firestorm after a White House visit on Tuesday, when he said the president is considering "terminating the special counsel" handling the investigation into his campaign's Russian Federation ties.
"I think he is considering perhaps terminating the special counsel", Ruddy said.
"I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate", Rogers said.
Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, said Ruddy "never spoke to the president regarding this issue".
Sam Nunberg, who worked for Trump's presidential campaign, said it "could seem to be a conflict" for Mueller to first interview with the president to be a possible replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey and then days later to be named as the special counsel heading an investigation that could look into Comey's firing.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Tuesday that he isn't involved in any secret plan to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump wrote in his letter firing Comey that the ousted FBI director had informed him on three separate occasions he was not under investigation. The NSA said it was working hand in glove with the special counsel on the investigation.
Finally, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) got right to it and asked the question on everyone's mind - if Trump ordered Rosenstein to fire Mueller, what would he do?
"I think that he should be more cognizant of making sure that the people who come to work with him are non-partisan, for his own credibility", Bennett said of Mueller.
He added that he would it was "strange" that Mueller would accept the special counsel position after having a "confidential conversation" with Trump that may have included the Russian Federation probe.
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SHAHEEN: And have you given the special counsel full independence from the Justice Department to conduct his investigation? "With respect to this subject, only the president or his attorneys are authorised to comment".
It's true that the ex-FBI director is amassing a team that not only includes top investigative talent but also has a partisan tilt: Jeannie Rhee, Michael Dreeben, Andrew Weissmann and James Quarles are renowned in their fields and have made repeated donations to Democrats.
But after the evidence of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week, Mr Gingrich said he had changed his mind.
Should Trump want to go around the department, the president would need to repeal the regulations enacted in 1999 that protect the special counsel from being summarily fired.
ROSENSTEIN: Senator, I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate orders.
They have done it before: Think about how it floated the idea of Mueller's potential conflicts of interest and remember those charges of Democratic ties to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe?
So, Rosenstein continues, his determination on whether to carry out an order to fire Mueller depends on his judgment about whether there is good cause for him to do so.
A writer on the legal blog Lawfare said the president could even argue that the counsel is impeding his constitutional power over foreign affairs.
Last month, Gingrich had tweeted: "Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel". And unless there was sufficient reason to fire Mueller, he offered, "it wouldn't matter what anybody said".