>> And Director Mueller is going to have the full degree of independence that he needs to conduct that investigation appropriately.>> Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Tuesday, joining a chorus of officials vowing support for the man in charge of the Russia probe. This after a confidant of President Trump suggested Special Counsel Robert Mueller's job could be in jeopardy.
News Max owner Chris Ruddy stirring the pot on Monday. Telling PBS the President might fire Mueller, who is named as a special counsel last month to investigate whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Kremlin in last year's Presidential election. Mueller named to the job by Rosenstein after Trump fired FBI director James Comey.
But Rosenstein, who would be the one to actually fire Mueller, telling Congress that he wouldn't carry out the order without a good reason, and that he has seen no reason to do so.>> If there were a good cause, I would consider it. If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says.
>> House Speaker Paul Ryan also saying Mueller should be allowed to do his job.>> I think, in the best case for the President is to be vindicated by allowing this investigation to go on thoroughly and independently.>> A move to dismiss Mueller would hearken back to President Richard Nixon's actions during Watergate.
Opening Trump to charges of obstructing justice, an impeachable offense.