‘FAKE NEWS, FOLKS’

President Trump Denies Trying to Fire Mueller in June

President Trump on Friday denied a New York Times report that claims he tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in June. When asked about the story by reporters at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump said: “Fake news, folks, fake news.” According to the Times, Trump asked White House counsel Don McGahn to fire the man responsible for the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election—and any ties such effort might have had to the Trump campaign. McGahn refused the order, according to “four people told of the matter” who spoke to the Times.