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President Trump calls report he ordered firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, 'fake news'

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) - President Trump is firing back at a report by the New York Times that he ordered the firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, calling the report 'fake news.' However, NBC News has confirmed that last June President Trump ordered the firing of Mueller, but later backed down.   According to the report, only after the President's White House counsel threatened to resign -  he changed his mind.

Friday morning President Trump responded to the report when questioned about it at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

Reporters off camera: "Mr. President did you order Mueller fired? Mr. President, did you seek to fire Mueller?"

President Trump: "Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories."

President Trump is due to address the summit later today.


    

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