by Saagar Enjeti, Daily Caller:
President Donald Trump has full authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller if he wants to for any reason, former special prosecutor Kenneth Starr told Fox News Monday.
“The president has very broad powers. Article II of the Constitution of the United States vests the executive power in the president,” Starr said. “We have elected the president, he has all this power.”
He added that the president is “at liberty” to fire the special counsel even “including just saying i think this guy is not doing a good job or it is interfering with my conduct of the presidency.”
Starr also reacted to recent reports from The New York Times that Trump ordered the firing of Mueller in June but reneged after White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit.
“Everybody says, oh, my goodness, this is armageddon,” the former special prosecutor continued. He specified the fact that “the president followed, according to these reports the advice of the counsel,” as a key point.
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