Trump Rejects Mueller Conclusion That He Tried to Get Him Fired

Trump Rejects Mueller Conclusion That He Tried to Get Him Fired

Trump Rejects Mueller Conclusion That He Tried to Get Him Fired FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, March 28, 2019. WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump is denying that he ordered White House Counsel Donald McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, to thwart Mueller's investigation into Trump campaign links to Russia in the 2016 election. "As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, even though I had the legal right to do so," Trump said Thursday on Twitter. "If I wanted to fire Mueller, I didn’t need McGahn to do it, I could have done it myself." In his 448-page report released a week ago, Mueller said that Trump called McGahn twice at home in June 2017 and "directed him to have the special counsel removed." But Mueller said McGahn, who served as Trump's White House lawyer fo..