President Donald Trump does not believe that he is above the law, his spokeswoman said Thursday.
But the president does believe that he 'can hire and fire whoever he wants' and 'doesn't have to have a justification' to do so.
Sanders defended the president's firing of James Comey in her daily briefing after an assertion from Donald Trump's lawyer that the dismissal was tied to the former FBI director's refusal to rule the Oval Office occupant out as a target of the Russia probe.
President Donald Trump does not believe that he is above the law, his spokeswoman said Thursday
The explanation for Comey's firing a year ago this week was at odds with the White House's previous claims that he was let go because he was incompetent.
In a memo that the White House has hinged the firing on, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended Comey's because he bungled Hillary Clinton's email case.
Trump also claimed in an interview with NBC that he had Russia on his mind when he abruptly ended Comey's 10-year appointment.
Giuliani offered an extended explanation on Fox News Channel's 'Hannity' program.
'He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn't a target of the