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Booker: 'Constitutional Crisis' If Trump Thought About Firing Mueller

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By    |   Friday, 26 January 2018 12:39 PM

If President Donald Trump considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller, that would entail a "constitutional crisis," Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Friday.

"It's a big deal because that effort or that thought about doing so would really plunge our country into a constitutional crisis," Booker said on "CBS This Morning."

Booker referred to a Thursday report by The New York Times that Trump had tried to fire Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. The report said the president backed off when White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign if he fired Mueller.

"To fire the special prosecutor, especially after the fact pattern we're seeing about the firing of the FBI director, really presents a problem for our nation as a whole to have an unaccountable president undermining — actively undermining — an ongoing investigation into his administration and his campaign, where a number of close allies and associates have already faced indictment, have already faced serious levels of investigation," Booker said in the CBS interview.

The president on Friday dismissed the Times and Post reports, calling them "typical New York Times fake stories.

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If President Donald Trump considered firing special counsel Robert Mueller, that would entail a "constitutional crisis," Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Friday.
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