What the Mueller Report Says About Trump’s Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel
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What the Mueller Report Says About Trump’s Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel

President Trump on Thursday denied that in June 2017 he instructed his then-White House counsel Don McGahn to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. That contradicts key passages of the Mueller report, in which Mr. McGahn recounted that Mr. Trump twice instructed him to have the special counsel removed, and then later asked him to deny media reports about those orders.

Here are Mr. Trump’s comments, followed by the passages from the Mueller report that discuss the matter.

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