Ken Starr: Trump ‘Clearly Has The Authority’ To Fire Mueller

ken starr trump clearly has the authority to fire mueller
Ken Star Trump Authority Fire Mueller e
12:54 AM 06/11/2018Julia Nista | General Assignment Reporter

Ken Starr, the independent prosecutor for former President Bill Clinton, said President Trump “clearly has the authority” to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in an interview Sunday.


On CBS’s “Face The Nation,” Starr said Trump “clearly has the authority to direct the firing, if not a direct firing himself” of Mueller, but that he has not heard of any clear intention from the administration to do so. Starr added that it is not a question of legitimacy of power but rather it is a political question about facing the consequences of firing the special counsel.

“It would be, I think, but it’s a political question,” Starr said. “I don’t think it’s obstruction of justice, and I disagree with those who seem to find obstruction of justice and almost anything that the president has done.”

“But it certainly would be, I think, a political firefight of the highest order because you have people in both parties saying that this is an authorized investigation, let it run its course,” Starr continued.

Follow Julia Nista on Twitter

Send tips to: [email protected]

Tags : ken starr mueller investigation russia investigation trump

Read on The Source

Author: HEDGE

Hedge Accordingly was founded ahead of the global financial crisis in January of 2008, with the goal of providing our readers our unique take on The Latest News on Wall Street, Stocks, #Politics and Business news. Hedge Accordingly produces both original, and aggregated #Wallst news content from top publishers around the world. We curate aggregated content covering the latest news on politics, stocks, wall street, and the tech industry. We also provide free stock charting, quotes and a bitcoin, forex and currency exchange. Learn More About