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Decatur
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Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but McGahn Refused Order and Threatened to Resign
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WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.

The West Wing confrontation marks the first time Mr. Trump is known to have tried to fire the special counsel. Mr. Mueller learned about the episode in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.


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After receiving the president’s order to fire Mr. Mueller, the White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, refused to ask the Justice Department to dismiss the special counsel, saying he would quit instead, the people said. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be identified discussing a continuing investigation.


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Another option that Mr. Trump considered in discussions with his advisers was dismissing the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, and elevating the department’s No. 3 official, Rachel Brand, to oversee Mr. Mueller. Mr. Rosenstein has overseen the investigation since March, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself.


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This...does not look good.


FinebaumsHair
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re: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but McGahn Refused Order and Threatened to Resign
Blah blah blah


Wolfhound45
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TakingStock
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re: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but McGahn Refused Order and Threatened to Resign
NYTimes = fake news with their unnamed sources.


gthog61
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re: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but McGahn Refused Order and Threatened to Resign
Absolute desperation

Gee wonder why this is coming out now?



ScoopAndScore
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Such a non story and probably even fake news. Pathetic. There are 2 major REAL news stories and the MSM runs this crap.


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antibarner
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Why not? The man never should have been named to start with.


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Abikaasa_Posti_Teel
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re: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but McGahn Refused Order and Threatened to Resign
Why?

He is the president. He has that option. I don't like that he does, but it is true. And looking at all the Democrats, including Peter and Lisa, can you blame Trump??!


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jdd48
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This must be a chapter in the sequel to Fire and Fury. It sure reads as such. What an utter load of trash.
This post was edited on 1/25 at 7:53 pm


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Clark14
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Seems there's smoke in the trump dumpster...


stelly1025
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anonymous sauces...


jamboybarry
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re: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but McGahn Refused Order and Threatened to Resign
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the people said



Elle Eaux Elle


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Cruiserhog
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wow Trump might be the dumbest person on the planet, he has no grip on the reality around him.


rhinolsu
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BBONDS25
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I didn't see. Who are the sources?


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BBONDS25
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That's rich. Considering you know it's fake news.


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thebigmuffaletta
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How's the mood in the bunker, Der Fuhrer?


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SCLibertarian
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re: Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but McGahn Refused Order and Threatened to Resign
Except Mueller is still Special Counsel. If Trump was as impulsive and idiotic as you progressives claim every day on here, and he wanted Mueller fired in June, do you think he would give a damn about a resignation? No, he would have fired him.


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This post was edited on 1/25 at 7:59 pm


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Fake news


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