According to journalists attending a Tuesday night press gaggle on Air Force One, Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump has the right to fire Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, but doesn't plan on it.
Bloomberg's Jennifer Jacobs tweeted that Sanders said "while the president has the right to, he has no intention to" fire Mueller, and The Hill's White House pooler Jordan Fabian confirmed the statement as well.
Read tweets about Sanders' statement below.
Per pooler @Jordanfabian WH spox @SHSanders45 says Trump "has the right to" fire Mueller but "he has no intention to do so"— Julie Davis (@Julie Davis)1497402641.0
Sarah Huckabee Sanders in gaggle on AF1 says "while the president has the right to, he has no intention to" fire special counsel Mueller.— Jennifer Jacobs (@Jennifer Jacobs)1497401859.0