President Trump called the New York Times and Washington Post reporting fake news and has referred to them as the enemy of the people on numerous accounts. However the Mueller Report has confirmed the authenticity of their reporting.

Let’s take 1 example – the President called the New York Times and Washington Post reporting fake news and has referred to them as the enemy of the people on numerous accounts. However the Mueller Report has confirmed the authenticity of their reporting. For example beginning on page 325 Special Counsel Mueller confirms that President Trump attempted to fire the Special Counsel. The following pages of text detail the fall-out between the President and former White House Counsel Don McGahn as the President attempted to convince McGahn to lie to investigators about firing Mueller.[1]

Page 325 of the Mueller Report

The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel

Overview

In late January 2018, the media reported that in June 2017 the President had ordered McGahn to have the Special Counsel fired based on purported conflicts of interest but McGahn had refused, saying he would quit instead. After the story broke, the President, through his personal counsel and two aides, sought to have McGahn deny that he had been directed to remove the Special Counsel. Each time he was approached, McGahn responded that he would not refute the press accounts because they were accurate in reporting on the President’s effort to have the Special Counsel removed. The President later personally met with McGahn in the Oval Office with only the Chief of Staff present and tried to get McGahn to say that the President never ordered him to fire the Special Counsel. McGahn refused and insisted his memory of the President’s direction to remove the Special Counsel was accurate. In that same meeting, the President challenged McGahn for taking notes of his discussions with the President and asked why he had told Special Counsel investigators that he had been directed to have the Special Counsel removed.

This confirms the reporting of the New York Times and Washington Post: President Trump reportedly attempted to fire Special Counsel Mueller at least twice.

In June of 2017 President Trump attempted to fire Special Counsel Mueller, but was allegedly stopped by White House Counsel Don McGahn when he threatened to resign over the move.[2] In December of 2017 President Trump wanted to fire Mueller and shut down the investigation again after investigators issued subpoenas for obtaining information about the President’s business dealings with Deutsche Bank.[3] Then in August 2018 President Trump went on a Twitter tirade promoting conspiracy theories while he called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation.[4]


1) Department of Justice – Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In the 2016 Presidential Election

2) Washington Post – Trump moved to fire Mueller in June, bringing White House counsel to the brink of leaving

3) New York Times – Trump Sought to Fire Mueller in December

4) Twitter – Donald J. Trump, This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further. Bob Mueller is totally conflicted, and his 17 Angry Democrats that are doing his dirty work are a disgrace to USA!

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