President Trump reportedly ordered the firing of Robert Mueller over the summer but reversed course after the White House special counsel threatened to resign. That's according to a recent report in the New York Times. Fordham University Law Professor Jed Shugerman explains the potential legal ramifications of these revelations.
"This now becomes part of a longer timeline for Mueller," said Shugerman. "The statue that covers obstruction of justice depends upon proving that there was a corrupt intent. So the more events that show a corrupt intent the stronger the case would be."
Former White House Communication Director Anthony Scaramucci took to Twitter, tweeting "...@POTUS should be able to have a private conversation with WH Counsel without the content being leaked." Shugerman says presidents can have private conversations, but they cannot conspire to commit felonies.