Donald Trump Claimed He Never Directed W.H. Counsel to Fire Bob Mueller
Type: Outright LiesApr 25 2019 Severity:
Donald Trump claimed in a three-part Twitter rant that he "never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller," claiming that even though it was an "illegal investigation" he never instructed McGahn to fire the Special Counsel. The problem with Trump's claim is that Mueller and his team concluded otherwise and included in their report their findings that Trump did in fact direct McGahn to fire Mueller, but that McGahn refused to carry out the order.
Quote | Mueller's team found ample evidence proving that Trump did just that.
"As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire 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! Despite the fact that the Mueller Report was “composed” by Trump Haters and Angry Democrats, who had unlimited funds and human resources, the end result was No Collusion, No Obstruction. Amazing!"