THE INTELLECTUALIST Ms. Woodruff was relayed this message by Christopher Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax. Mr. Ruddy and President Trump share a close relationship. The President has used Mr. Ruddy as an unofficial spokesman in the past. The Intellectualist reported today that Republican media personalities appear to be laying the groundwork for the President to fire Mr. Mueller. The President could be using Mr. Ruddy’s conditional proclamation to test how the public would react to such an action.