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Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit

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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:42 PM
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Apparently, this was in June.

Some curious reasons for wanting to fire Mueller:

First, he claimed a dispute years ago over fees at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., had prompted Mr. Mueller, the F.B.I. director at the time, to resign his membership.

Oh so maybe Mueller and the president were still feuding?

This is, hilariously, undone by his next reasons:

The president also said Mr. Mueller could not be impartial because he had most recently worked for the law firm that previously represented the president's son-in-law...

Um... so he's arguing that Mueller would be biased... for him?


Finally, the president said, Mr. Mueller had been interviewed to return as the F.B.I. director the day before...

Twice???

I just don't have words for this. Please read the article.


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Trump was talked out of firing Mueller last June, source says

President Trump told top officials this past June that he wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, but was talked out of doing so by White House counsel Don McGahn and other aides, a source close to the White House told Fox News late Thursday.

The source could neither confirm nor deny a New York Times report that Trump ordered Mueller's dismissal, but backed down when McGahn threatened to resign instead.

Fox appears to be jumping into the frenzy.
edit on 21Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:41:21 -0600America/ChicagovAmerica/Chicago1 by Greven because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Greven

this is interesting, but not a big deal as far as I can see.

I think firing him would have been a huge mistake.

But he listened to his counsel, and didnt, so although this is an interesting tidbit, not a big deal to me.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: Greven

Do you have a link so I can read the article?



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:45 PM
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originally posted by: Khaleesi
a reply to: Greven

Do you have a link so I can read the article?



www.nytimes.com...



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: Greven

Can you provide links to your quoted statements?
Thanks



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Thank you, I had removed it by mistake.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:47 PM
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I'm watching this right now.

So wonder what the real reason is???



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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I like how there are no sources claiming that Trump ordered the firing.

Then in turn, Trump caved because "someone" was threatening to quit.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: Greven

this is interesting, but not a big deal as far as I can see.




Sure, not a big deal - just Trump's attempt to obstruct justice a second (or third) time? Who's counting anymore...



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: Greven
a reply to: Grambler

Thank you, I had removed it by mistake.


No problem at all.

I definitely think its a worth while story so thanks for posting it.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:49 PM
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posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: Khaleesi
a reply to: Greven

Do you have a link so I can read the article?



www.nytimes.com...


You do realize these are more anonymous sources, right? (Sr White House Officials)

It’s a waste of my time to read such unverified stuff.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:50 PM
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originally posted by: spiritualzombie

originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: Greven

this is interesting, but not a big deal as far as I can see.




Sure, not a big deal - just Trump's attempt to obstruct justice a second (or third) time? Who's counting anymore...


He has not obstructed justice at all yet.

He was allowed to fire comey, the investigation continued, Comey admitted Trump wanted the fbni to get to the bottom of anyone in his campaign that did something illegal with russia.

And in case you missed it, he didnt fire Mueller. He just uestioned if he could be impartial, and was talked out of it.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: whywhynot

originally posted by: Grambler

originally posted by: Khaleesi
a reply to: Greven

Do you have a link so I can read the article?



www.nytimes.com...


You do realize these are more anonymous sources, right? (Sr White House Officials)

It’s a waste of my time to read such unverified stuff.


Well sure as will all things anonymous, it should not be taken as fact.

But i see no problem in discussing it if it was true.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: spiritualzombie

He has zero respect for the law or our country. This is all because he wanted to play candidate.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:54 PM
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edit on 25-1-2018 by spiritualzombie because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:54 PM
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This isn't a huge deal like 2 FBI agents having a negative opinion of Trump... This is just an order by the president to obstruct justice. We prolly shouldn't even be talking about this.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: spiritualzombie

He has zero respect for the law or our country. This is all because he wanted to play candidate.


Went from playing candidate to becoming POTUS. I wonder what he could accomplish if he actually tried...
edit on 25-1-2018 by JinMI because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: spiritualzombie




This is just an order by the president to obstruct justice.


Strong allegations. Strong evidence? Not so much.



posted on Jan, 25 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

He did then backed off.
Why does he want to stop this investigation and why is he so stupid as to try this twice?







 
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