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Trump Wanted to Fire Mueller Last Year, Sources Say

  • President’s push is said to have raised concerns among staff
  • White House counsel McGahn threatened to quit, Times reports
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Trump Said to Have Wanted to Fire Mueller Last Year

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President Donald Trump wanted to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller in June, three people familiar with the matter said, raising concerns among his top aides and closest supporters that Trump would put himself in legal jeopardy.

Trump ultimately relented after his White House counsel Don McGahn refused to carry out the order and threatened to resign, the New York Times reported late Thursday. Trump called the story “fake news” as he arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday.