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    Will Trump Fire Russiagate Special Counsel?

    The White House denies it. But Newsmax CEO and presidential confidant Chris Ruddy told PBS that President Donald Trump is “considering perhaps terminating” Robert Mueller. The recently appointed special counsel is assembling a team to investigate Russian election meddling and possible links to Trump’s campaign — which Attorney General Jeff Sessions will address before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. The administration insists Ruddy “never spoke to the president” about it, while White House ally Newt Gingrich says Republicans should “rethink” Mueller’s appointment because some of his staffers have donated to Democrats.

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