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Fox legal analyst says Sarah Sanders let something big slip about Trump’s plan to fire Mueller

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The Donald Trump White House let slip a major legal opinion during a press briefing with Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano explained on Wednesday.

“I want to talk about with where we are with the people potentially on the chopping block,” anchor Harris Faulkner said. “The Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein and potentially Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General.”

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“The president can fire the attorney general or a deputy attorney general for any reason or no reason,” former Judge Napolitano noted.

Faulkner showed a clip of the White House press secretary claiming Trump “has the power” to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

“I was surprised to hear it with what Sarah Sanders said,” Napolitano explained. “Right after the clip you ran, she said ‘we’ve been advised we can.’ Translate, they asked for a legal opinion from the Justice Department and from outside lawyers — we now know this — about whether the president can fire Bob Mueller and they got arguments on both sides, but the arguments came down on the side of ‘yes, he can do so.'”

“Now it’s unsettled law, meaning there’s good law saying he can’t and there’s good law saying he can,” he noted.

The conservative legal analyst, who is a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School, advised President Trump not to fire the special counsel.

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“In my opinion, he ought not do so because that will start a cascade of events that will exceed his ability to control,” Napolitano warned.

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Trump says he can ‘absolutely’ force governors to reopen churches if he decides to do so

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At Tuesday's coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump was pressed on whether he really has the authority to force governors to allow houses of worship to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Can you explain what authority you had in mind when you said that you would do that?" asked a reporter.

The president emphasized that he does have the power — but did not elaborate on how specifically he would do so, and added that he doesn't think he will have to.

"I can absolutely do it if I want to," said Trump. "I don't think I'm going to have to, because it's starting to open up. We need our churches and our synagogues and our mosques. We want them open, churches, synagogues, mosques, and other — we want them open and we want them open as soon as possible."

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Trump continues pushing conspiracy theories about Joe Scarborough — immediately after reporter tells him about widower begging him to stop

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At Tuesday's White House press briefing, President Donald Trump was asked by reporters if he was aware of the letter from the widower of deceased congressional aide Lori Klausutis, begging the president to stop promoting conspiracy theories that she had been murdered by former representative and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

The president replied, "Yeah I have." However, almost immediately after, he used the moment to continue pushing the conspiracy theory, adding, "As you know, there's no statute of limitations."

Asked if he's seen the distressed letter from the widower of Lori Klausutis about Trump turning her death into fodder, Trump says "yeah I have," then continues propagating his conspiracy nonsense, then says, "As you know, there's no statute of limitations."

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Trump tells a reporter to take off coronavirus mask and stop being ‘politically correct’

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At Tuesday's White House coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump got into an argument with Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason, when he commanded him to take off his protective face mask.

Mason refused to do so, at which point Trump mocked him, saying "You want to be politically correct."

Trump also repeated a line previously made by his press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, asking why former Vice President Joe Biden wore a mask when he was in public but not standing close to anyone, when he wasn't wearing a mask at home with his wife right next to him.

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