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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“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 ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' MORE said Sunday on ABC's "This Week."