Asked about criticisms that some of the members of Mueller's team and his ability to conduct fair investigation, Ryan said he didn't know the team but said, "I know Bob Mueller".
President Donald TrumpinterviewedRobert Mueller as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey the day before the former FBI director was named special counsel, a White House official said Tuesday. "I do believe it would be catastrophic, and I do believe it would destroy any shred of trust in the president's judgment that remains over here", Senator Dianne Feinstein said.
He says it "became clear to me over time that I qualified as a principal adviser to the campaign and it was appropriate and right for me to recuse myself".
"You're creating a debate that's not happening", interjected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who stood beside Ryan at a news conference held after a House GOP conference meeting at the Republican National Committee on Capitol Hill.
Mueller has always been widely respected by many in Washington from both sides of the aisle, with many lawmakers praising Deputy Rob Rosenstein's appointment of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director.
Rosenstein took over the investigation when Sessions recused himself from any dealings with the Russia probe on March 2 after his own dealings with Russian officials were disclosed. "I know Bob Mueller". Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii. That hearing will be public and is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.
The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments.
Firing Mueller would not move the country past the Russian collusion allegations and would simply serve to make denser the cloud of speculation about Russian interference around the White House. He has "some real conflicts", Ruddy said.
And as Ruddy disclosed, he never said that he had met with Trump at the White House.
Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller last month and has the authority to remove him, told a Senate Appropriations subcommittee that he saw no cause for Mueller's dismissal. Read Also: Trump to announce Cuban policy next weekSeveral lawmakers came out in support of Mueller.
The special counsel can only be fired for "good cause", and Rosenstein himself would have to put that justification in writing, he said. Pence's office confirmed he had retained Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to assist "in responding to inquiries" from Mueller. "I think he's weighing that option".
Hammond and Carney had been due to address an annual dinner for financiers in the City of London later on Thursday. The fall in the pound after last week's election could push prices yet higher, the central bank said.
Additionally, if the Lakers were set on drafting Josh Jackson already, they would not schedule a second workout with Ball. That number seems a bit jarring, but if you're aware of DSJ's handiwork, then I suppose it's not too surprising.
The first fire crews arrived at the scene within minutes, and the London Fire Brigade soon declared it a major incident. Ahlam Said, who made it out of the blaze early-on, was emotional as she spoke to CBS News outside the building.
Ryder Cuppers like Patrick Reed , Brooks Koepka and Paul Casey , along with other big names like Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas . Fowler, meanwhile, entered the round with a one-shot lead over Casey and Xander Schauffele, who is now in the group at 5 under.
Jurors have already discussed the case for more than 50 hours since Monday, leading to Cosby's lawyer to push for a mistrial. At a hearing, the jury said it could not reach a unanimous verdict on any of the counts being faced by the TV entertainer.
Hodgkinson has been in the area since March, living out of his van, said Washington FBI Special Agent In Charge Tim Slater. The security details have since greatly expanded much farther than that after the fatal shooting of two Capitol officers.
He had been living out of his van in the Alexandria area in recent months, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said . Trump visited Griner and Bailey at the same D.C. hospital and later told reporters, "they ran right into the fire".
Other lawmakers were stunned in the aftermath of the event, which raised questions about the security of members of Congress. For one minute, Congress stopped being Congress and was just a group of people sharing emotions after a very tough week.
And sometimes words fail us because no words can do justice to how we feel, or what we have seen or what has happened. Security cordons were in place around the base of the tower and the ground was littered with charred debris.
Her coach, Darren Cahill, said it would have been a "nice bonus" but that this possibility did not add stress to her preparations. Through the seven rounds of the tournament, she hit an incredible 299 winners with youthful abandon. "That's unbelievable.
President Donald Trump raised the stakes on those changes when he told senators this week that the House version was " mean ". Their plan is to hold no hearings before the vote and take no input on the bill from experts, advocates or the public.
Third seed Halep buckled under the strain of fending off the missiles being launched off Ostapenko's lime green racket. And Ostapenko was quick to admit that there is more improvement to come. "And also I think my character is like that".
The Early 2018 World Series Favorites
People expected this young Yankees team (which still has more significant talent on the way from AAA) to start competing in 2018. Taking into account a few articles and odds listings that are already out there, here’s our look at the top contenders. 1.
Ovation for Jeremy Corbyn as he returns to House of Commons
Even as the prime minister's star fell, Conservative HQ insisted that individual candidates ignore local issues, a sign that Ms. Labour did well amongst the young and the middle classes but has a way to go to win more traditional, working-class voters.
Logjam At Top of US Open Leaderboard After Round 2
McIlroy's playing partner and former world No 1 Jason Day finished nine over following a 75. "The course was just drier", he said. It doesn't need to be too much of a change for this golf course to play pretty hard . "So to be right behind him, I'm ecstatic".
'One of those days' as McIlroy finds trouble in Erin Hills rough
According to numbers compiled by CBSSports.com, Day is one of only 4 players who made the cut in the tournament from 2012 to 2016. He punched the third back into the fairway but needed two more to get on the green and two to get down for his second seven.
Fowler leads US Open after one round
McIlroy is back to even-par for the round after bogeying the first three holes on the front nine. "I just did a good job ". Rickie Fowler had a 7-under 65, and was one of 44 players to break par - a record for the first round of a U.S.
Jeff Sessions grilled by Senate Intelligence Committee
The appearance before the Senate intelligence committee gave Sessions a chance to defend himself, but offered little new insight. Sessions said during his hearing he is not sure if he would be able to answer the questions in a closed session.
Trump being investigated for possible obstruction of justice
While a sitting president is unlikely to face criminal prosecution, obstruction of justice could form the basis for impeachment. Trump wrote on Twitter , in a pair of messages that ended with a reference to his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again".
Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to NBA title
After getting outscored 37-33 in the first quarter , Golden State responded by taking an 11-point lead into the break. And I did that from day one, and I just tried to stay with that". "We were really good tonight".
No change in Theresa May's Brexit plan
Schaeuble predicted Britain would later regret its departure from the bloc "and then they'll come back". May is due to meet its leader Arlene Foster on Tuesday.