A friend of Donald Trump hinted that the president is considering the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller, the man tasked to lead the FBI investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the Gateway Pundit reports.
In an interview on “PBS NewsHour,” Chris Ruddy told anchor Judy Woodruff: “I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. “I think he’s weighing that option.”
A White House source said that President Trump is being advised not to make such dramatic decision like removing the special counsel. “He is being advised by many people not to do it,” according to the source.
Meanwhile, administration officials were quick to dismiss Ruddy’s comments.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said, “Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the President regarding this issue. With respect to this subject, only the President or his attorneys are authorized to comment.”
Ruddy, who is the chief executive of conservative news outlet NewsMax, was spotted leaving the White House on Monday.