NYT: Trump Ordered Mueller To Be Fired In June But White House Counsel Refused To Carry Out Order

JONATHAN TURLEY

donald_trump_president-elect_portrait_croppedThe New York Times has posted a blockbuster story that President Donald Trump ordered that Special Counsel Robert Mueller be fired last June but White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn II prevented the order from being carried out by threatening to resign.  If true, it is a chilling disclosure that any president might take a clearly self-destructive and unwarranted act.  The firing would have raised credible calls for an investigation for possible impeachable offenses.  While I have written extensively (here and here and here) on Mueller’s conflicts of interest and why he should never have been considered for such a post, I have also stressed that any firing of Mueller would be an act of utter insanity in the midst of this investigation.

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

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