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Trump Intended To Fire Special Counsel Mueller In June, 'New York Times' Says

The paper reports that the president backed off when his chief lawyer threatened to quit if the plan went ahead.

Updated at 9:15 p.m. ET

President Trump ordered White House counsel Don McGahn to fire Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller last summer — but McGahn refused and threatened to quit himself if the president went ahead, according to an explosive report in The New York Times.

Attorneys for Trump did not immediately

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