Friend Says Trump is Considering Firing Special Counsel Mueller

President Trump's friend and Newsmax Media CEO Chris Ruddy says Trump is considering firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating the alleged tie between Russian officials and the U.S. presidential election.

Ruddy made the shocking statement during an interview with PBS NewsHour. He said, "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. I think he's weighing that option. I think it's pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently." Ruddy noted he personally thinks it's a bad idea.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Ruddy never spoke to the president about the issue and only the president and his lawyers are authorized to comment on it.