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let's go back to jake in new york. >> thanks, wolf. here with me to discuss the high stakes, we have senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin, matthew whitaker and gloria borger. jeffrey, let's start with a story that's been breaking in the last day or so, which is that according to chris ruddy, a friend of president trump's, it's possible that president trump might assert executive privilege and fire robert mueller, who is the special counsel investigating the russia investigation. >> and that's where today's earlier hearing comes into play. rod rosenstein testified before a different committee and he was asked about this because this really goes to him. the president cannot directly fire robert mueller under the justice department regulations. he would have to ask the attorney general to fire mueller. the attorney general is recused so it would be up to rod rosenstein. rosenstein was asked repeatedly about this issue and said, i see no basis for firing robert mueller and i would only...
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