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Ken Starr Has Some Advice For Donald Trump About Firing Special Counsel Mueller

June 16, 2017

Former independent counsel Kenneth Starr writes a column in the Washington Post that Donald Trump should read.  We know Trump–by his own admission–does not like to read.  But this one should be something he takes the time to ponder.

Subject to the possibility of being fired for ‘good cause,’ Mueller should be allowed to do his work unhindered and unimpeded. Absent the most extreme circumstances, the president would be singularly ill-advised to threaten, much less order, Mueller’s firing. Under legally binding regulations, the special counsel’s fate rests exclusively with Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. He alone is empowered to make that fateful decision. As a matter of honor, and in light of his sworn testimony before Congress, Rosenstein would inevitably resign if confronted with a White House directive to dismiss the special counsel. Wisdom counsels strongly against unleashing a 21st-century version of the Saturday Night Massacre of Watergate-era infamy.

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