The President ‘s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.Mueller’s Report Volume II pg. 158 PDF pg. 310
Here @Reince Priebus and White House counsel Don McGahn considered resigning in July 2017 rather than carry out @realDonaldTrump‘s demand that they fire then-AG Jeff Sessions. Priebus thought Trump was still upset about Session’s recusal from Russia probe. pic.twitter.com/ZsJxGHYAXd— Daniel Bice (@DanielBice) April 18, 2019
Um, folks.— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) April 18, 2019
Trump directed Don McGahn to remove Mueller. pic.twitter.com/b3nvJH3Hk6
Trump: Nobody disobey’s my orders.
Until they do.
The nobody’s include, but are not limited to.
- Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
- Former White House Counsel Don McGahn.
- Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
- Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
I’m just gonna leave this here.