Barr: ‘I Would Not Carry Out’ Trump Demand To Fire Mueller Without Cause

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Attorney general nominee William Barr on Tuesday committed to not firing special counsel Robert Mueller without cause.

I would not carry out that instruction” to fire Mueller without cause at President Trump’s request, Barr told Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) during his confirmation hearing.

Coons had compared such the potential future scenario to the so-called “Saturday Night Massacre,” when Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned rather than follow President Richard Nixon’s order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

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