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President Trump ‘certainly believes he has the power’ to fire Mueller

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Sanders’ comments come as lawmakers on Capitol Hill expressed concern that Trump, following Monday’s FBI raid on the New York office and residence of the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, might remove Mueller.

The search warrants were sought and executed by FBI agents and federal prosecutors in New York in coordination with Mueller’s team after an initial referral from Mueller’s office.

Asked after Monday’s raid if he’d consider firing Mueller, Trump responded that “many people” had told him he should, and did not rule it out. “I think it’s a disgrace what’s going on. We’ll see what happens,” he said, calling the raid “an attack on our country.”

He also unleashed his anger online Tuesday, tweeting “Attorney–client privilege is dead!” and “A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!”

Sanders has said in the past that “the president has the right… but no intention to” fire Mueller.

Technically, only the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller can fire him and only for cause. Currently, that person is Rod Rosenstein. However, Trump could fire Rosenstein, or order the special counsel regulations repealed and fire Mueller himself.

A person with knowledge of the matter told NBC News that Rosenstein directly approved the application for a search warrant for Cohen.

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'No ally of Brexit Britain!' Boris told Merkel departure will provide HUGE opening for UK

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BREXIT BRITAIN has been told it can take advantage of a huge opportunity following the departure of Angela Merkel from frontline politics, but Boris Johnson has been warned he must quickly “wake up to the political reality”.

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Starmer wins huge victory as Labour leadership rules changed to avoid Corbynite takeover

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SIR KEIR STARMER has won a fight with the Labour-Left to change the party’s leadership rules to make it harder to for another Corbynite to be elected.

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Brexit Remoaning crushed as Shapps says UK exit has HELPED sort HGV driver shortage

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BREXIT doom-mongering from Remonaers has been blown apart after Grant Shapps claimed the UK’s departure from the European Union has helped the country push faster to sort the HGV driver shortage crisis.

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