says he didn't fire Robert Mueller because 'firing everybody' didn't work ...

says he didn't fire Robert Mueller because ‘firing everybody’ didn’t work out well for Richard Nixon

By Katelyn Caralle, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:30 BST, 16 June 2019 | Updated: 20:30 BST, 16 June 2019

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President Donald said he didn't fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller because he said it didn't work out well for Richard Nixon.

'I wasn't going to fire him. Do you know why?' questioned during part of an interview with ABC News that aired Sunday morning. 'Because I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody and that didn't work out too well.'

was referring to the former president who order his attorney general at the time, Elliot Richardson, to fire independent prosecutor Archibald Cox, who served during the Watergate scandal.

When Richardson refused and resigned, Nixon then ordered his deputy Attorney General Willian Ruchelshaus to fire Cox. He also refused and resigned.

President Donald Trump said he didn't fire Special Council Robert Mueller because he knew that didn't work out well for Richard Nixon

President Donald said he didn't fire Special Council Robert Mueller because he knew that didn't work out well for Richard Nixon

Trump told ABC News in an interview that will air Sunday night that Article II gives him the right to 'do whatever I want'

told ABC News in an interview that will air Sunday night that Article II gives him the right to 'do whatever I want'

During his sworn testimony before the special council, former White House Council Don McGahn (pictured second from right) said he was under the impression Trump wanted Mueller fired. Trump said he got that idea because he talked about how conflicted Mueller was

During his sworn testimony before the special council, former White House Council Don McGahn (pictured second from right) said he was under the impression wanted Mueller fired. said he got that idea because he talked about how conflicted Mueller was

Congress was in the midst of conducting impeachment proceedings against Nixon in the early 1970s related to the Watergate scandal escalation, and in the middle of his second term he resigned in the face of almost certain removal from

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