Earlier, the deputy attorney general said that special counsel Robert Mueller could not be dismissed directly by President.

A close friend of Donald Trump said that President was "considering perhaps terminating" special counsel Robert Mueller.

Ruddy is confident in his sourcing

The statement by the head of the Newsmax Media Christopher Ruddy also added the information about Washington's speculation that Trump could intensify the fight against the investigation of Russia's actions.

On Monday Ruddy told PBS that he believed that the President was considering the possibility of termination of the special counsel Robert Mueller.

He added that he came to know about it from his sources, but the President did not tell him personally about it. Trump was considering it as an option, reported Fox News.

However, the White House spokesman Sean Spicer said that Ruddy "never spoke with President regarding this issue. With respect to this subject, only the president and his attorneys are authorized to comment.”

Muller cannot be dismissed directly by Trump

The member of Trump's legal team Jay Sekulow, who spoke on the program "This Week" on ABC on Sunday, explained that Trump was considering such an idea.

Whether Trump can fire Mueller is unclear. The normative acts of the Ministry of Justice state that a special counsel can be dismissed by the Prosecutor General on motivated grounds.

At a hearing in Congress last week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein mentioned that Mueller could not be dismissed directly by President, but Trump could give Rosenstein a commission to dismiss the counsel.

Ruddy is Trump's old friend, who often consults him. The White House officials claimed that he was at the White House on Monday and met people familiar with Trump's judgments.

Muller was appointed as a special counsel in mid-May

The FBI is investigating the reports of the Russian government's attempt to influence the presidential election in 2016, as well as the related issues. In mid-May, the US Justice Department announced the appointment of the former FBI Director Mueller as a special counsel to coordinate this trial.

In parallel, investigations on this topic are conducted by the special committees for the investigation of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the US Congress.

Trump and his key assistants rejected the suspicions of any unlawful contacts with Russian officials during last year's election campaign.