Giuliani: 'It would not have been obstruction' if Trump had fired Mueller

Giuliani: 'It would not have been obstruction' if Trump had fired Mueller
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE's personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows preview: With coronavirus cases surging, lawmakers and health officials weigh in Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech MORE, said Sunday that "it would not have been obstruction of justice" if Trump had fired special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE.

“Had he done it, it would not have been obstruction of justice because there were very good reasons to fire Mueller," Giuliani said during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."

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Giuliani argued that Mueller had a staff of attorneys that were "very, very questionable."

“Mueller hired a staff in which he had people that I would find very, very questionable as people that should be investigating Donald Trump," Giuliani said.

Giuliani added that the investigation could have been perceived as biased, something that "would give you a good faith reason to fire" Mueller.

Giuliani's remarks come after last week's release of Mueller's report, which details several instances of possible obstruction of justice on the part of Trump.

The report says that Trump in 2017 asked then-White House counsel Don McGahn to remove Mueller. McGahn refused, according to the report, which says he decided "that he would resign rather than trigger what he regarded as a potential Saturday Night Massacre." 

Trump and his allies have previously argued that Trump had the constitutional authority to fire Mueller. 

"If the president wanted to fire Bob Mueller he would have. In other words, he has the authority to do that," White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayLincoln Project hits Trump over Russian bounties Obama said Trump's use of term 'kung flu' 'shocks and pisses me off': report New Lincoln Project ad slams Trump over deaths of 'Greatest Generation' members from COVID-19 MORE said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."