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The Week (US) - - News 7 -

Trump’s Mueller fury: The White House con­firmed this week that Pres­i­dent Trump be­lieves he has the au­thor­ity to fire Robert Mueller him­self. “He cer­tainly be­lieves he has the power to [re­move him],” press sec­re­tary Sarah Huck­abee San­ders told re­porters, break­ing with le­gal ex­perts who con­tend that Trump can’t fire the spe­cial coun­sel per­son­ally. In­stead, he would have to or­der Deputy At­tor­ney Gen­eral Rod Rosen­stein, who has over­seen the Rus­sia probe since At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions re­cused him­self, to fire him. Rosen­stein has said he would refuse to fire Mueller with­out clear ev­i­dence of mis­con­duct. White House in­sid­ers told Ax­ios.com that Trump is at a “break­ing point” with Mueller af­ter the of­fices of Michael Co­hen, Trump’s per­sonal at­tor­ney, were raided by the FBI. CNN re­ported that Trump is con­sid­er­ing fir­ing Rosen­stein and re­plac­ing him with some­one will­ing to put more lim­its on Mueller’s probe.

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