Donald Trump Ordered Special Counsel Mueller to Be Fired Before Backing Down

Type: Disdain for Rule of LawJan 25 2018 Severity:
Targeted: Robert Mueller
Donald Trump ordered the top White House lawyer to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia's involvement in the 2016 Presidential election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign, but backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign in protest. Trump made the demand in June of 2017, but it only became public in early 2018.

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Targeted by Trump