(From CBS News)
President Trump ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller in June 2017 but eventually backed down in a confrontation with the White House lawyer, The New York Times reported Thursday evening.
In Davos, Switzerland Friday at the World Economic Forum, Mr. Trump called the report, “Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories.”
This is the first report of the president attempting to fire Mueller. According to the Times, Mueller found out about the incident over the last few months as his team of investigators interviewed current and former White House officials.