President Donald Trump is denying he ever ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller.
Trump’s comments came in a pair of tweets on Thursday morning.
He wrote: “As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire (special counsel) Robert Mueller, even though I had the legal right to do so. If I wanted to fire Mueller, I didn’t need McGahn to do it, I could have done it myself. Nevertheless,....
“....Mueller was NOT fired and was respectfully allowed to finish his work on what I, and many others, say was an illegal investigation (there was no crime), headed by a Trump hater who was highly conflicted, and a group of 18 VERY ANGRY Democrats. DRAIN THE SWAMP!”
McGahn had refused to carry out Trump’s order to fire the special counsel “for fear of being seen as triggering another 'Saturday night massacre,'” according to Mueller’s report.
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