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 TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE's personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiKamala Harris can deliver a punch — we'll soon see if she can take one Heavy loss by female candidate in Republican NC runoff sparks shock Chamber of Commerce hires former Giuliani, Cruz campaign aide MORE, said Sunday that "it would not have been obstruction of justice" if Trump had fired special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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 ConwayFederal guidance identifying 'go back to where you came from' as discrimination goes viral after Trump comments Kellyanne Conway says she meant 'no disrespect' with question about reporter's ethnicity Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers MORE said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."