President Trump reportedly ordered that special counsel Robert Mueller be fired in June however backed off from the controversial move when the White House chief counsel threatened to resign, it was revealed on Thursday.
The episode has come to the attention of Mueller as he interviews numerous White House officials through the probe into whether or not Trump obstructed justice in the Russia inquiry, according to The New York Times.
The revelation came Thursday, one day after Trump battered back numerous allegations concerning the probe circulating within the media.
“Here is the story: There has been no collusion whatsoever. There is no obstruction whatsoever,” Trump informed reporters on Wednesday.
The Times reported that White House counsel Don McGahn refused to ask the Justice Department to dismiss Mueller — threatening instead to quit if the order had been carried out.