Turley: Firing Mueller or Rosenstein 'Wouldn't Necessarily Stop' Investigation


House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he has "no reason to believe" that President Trump will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Ryan made the remarks during a press conference in which he announced he is not seeking re-election in November. Ryan will retire in January after serving out his full term, his office said in a statement.

When asked about the possibility of Mueller or Rosenstein being fired, Ryan said "I think they should be allowed to do their jobs."

"We have a rule of law in this country, and it's a principle we all uphold," Ryan said. "I have no reason to believe that that's going to happen. I have assurances that it's not, because I've been talking to people in the White House about it."


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Trump openly flirted with firing Mueller earlier this week after the FBI raided the home and offices of his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Cohen's attorney, Stephen Ryan, said a raid of his offices, home and hotel room was conducted by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and was based at least partly on a referral from the special counsel.

Trump called the raid "disgraceful" and lambasted Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as "an attack on our country."

Trump also reportedly considered firing Rosenstein after the raid, so a new deputy attorney general could be installed and provide a stronger check on Mueller's probe.

Watch more of Ryan's press conference below.


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