Trump did order Mueller to be fired but backed off when White House counsel threatened to quit

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On Thursday, it was revealed that Trump ordered Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be fired back in June.

However, he backed down from his decision when White House chief counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign. This information comes from four people who were informed about the incident.

McGahn disagreed with the firing of Mueller. He also believed that it will add more speculation on whether Trump obstructed justice by trying to interfere with the probe.

Mueller found out about this attempt “in recent months.”

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This isn’t the first time Trump has considered firing Mueller. Back in December, Trump has stated that he has “absolute right” to control the Department of Justice and there was speculation he would fire Mueller then.

The White House has yet to respond. Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, has not commented yet either.


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