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President Trump Ordered Special Counsel Mueller Fired

Accepted submission by Anonymous Coward at 2018-01-26 07:16:18 from the lifesyles-of-the-rich-and-famous dept.

The New York Times reports "Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit []":

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.

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