White House says Trump has power to fire special counsel Mueller

Washington (AFP) – The White House on Tuesday said Donald Trump believes he has the power to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a day after FBI agents raided the offices of the president’s private lawyer.

“We have been been advised that the president certainly has the power to make that decision,” said Press Secretary Sarah Sanders when asked if Mueller could be fired, and as lawmakers from both camps urged the president to allow Mueller to do his work.