U.S. President Donald Trump has the believes he has the power to dismiss special counsel Robert Mueller, the White House said on Tuesday.
“He certainly believes he has the power to do so,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a daily news briefing.
Sarah Sanders just said repeatedly that President Trump has been advised that he has the power to fire Robert Mueller. That illustrates that those conversations have been had and that reporters aren't just asking to ask. The president has thought of the scenario.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) April 10, 2018
Trump had replied, “We’ll see what happens” when he was asked on Monday if he would fire Mueller following the FBI’s raiding of the offices and home of the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.