Mueller has been silent since he was named to head the Russian Federation investigation on May 17, a week after Trump fired FBI chief James Comey expressing frustration over the probe. Newt Gingrich, who is close to Trump, tweeted: "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair". It put the question to five lawyers who shared their assessments, anonymously. Rosenstein said he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire the special prosecutor overseeing the Russian Federation investigation.
"In recent days, the president has told his staff, his visitors, and his outside advisers that he was increasingly convinced Mueller, like Comey, his successor as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was part of a "witch hunt" by partisans who wanted to see him weakened or forced from office", the daily said.
Rosenstein, who has the sole ability to fire Mueller given that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from matters relating to the investigation, told the panel he had seen no evidence of good cause for letting Mueller go and that he would not follow any theoretical order to fire him absent such evidence. "But the president is going to seek the advice of his counsel and inside the government as well as outside", Mr Sekulow said.
"Time to rethink", he tweeted on Monday, citing Mr Mueller's hiring decisions and Mr Comey's admission that he instructed a friend to share with reporters notes he had taken of his private conversations with Mr Trump in order to force the appointment of special counsel.
The next major meeting for House and Senate Russia investigators is with Mueller himself, the first since he was appointed.
Trump, as the Times points out, is known for his propensity to throw flimsy, anger-fueled threats at members of his team, which are often leaked.
Third, he said, Rosenstein could also re-define the scope and powers of the investigation. The Post said both men refused the President's request.
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Such an action, though, would be politically perilous.
Ruddy made the statement without speaking to the president and the White House is pushing back against the assertion. "The termination of Mueller would amount to an admission of guilt and obstruction of justice".
For many, the prospect of Mueller's firing immediately brought to mind the 1973 dismissal of special prosecutor Archibald Cox during the Watergate scandal.
Given that kind of support, a Democratic lawmaker, Ted Lieu, taunted the White House over the Mueller-firing chatter: "Double dare exists".
Substitute anchor Kristen Welker, who led the interview about the alleged discussions about firing Mueller, replied, "Obviously, the legitimacy of the special counsel would be up for debate". But is there such a thing as an "infinite dare"?
The White House appeared blindsided by it, but took hours to address it, triggering speculation it was, one, a plan indeed and Moody was testing the waters for Trump, and two, it was an attempt by a anxious administration to intimidate the counsel and the formidable team of lawyers he was putting together.