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Ken Starr: Trump ‘Clearly Has the Authority’ to Fire Mueller
President Donald Trump has every right to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Ken Starr told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
Starr, a former solicitor general and independent prosecutor for former President Bill Clinton, said that President Trump “Clearly” has the authority to fire Mueller – and that doing so would not be obstructing justice.
“The president clearly has the authority to direct the firing, if not a direct firing himself,” Starr said.
Host Margaret Brennan asked him, “What would that signify to you?”
Starr replied that, while the move isn’t obstruction, it would spark “a political firefight of the highest order”:
“It would be, I think, but it’s a political question, I don’t think it is obstruction of justice and I disagree with those who seem to find obstruction of…
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