Trump rejects “fake news” he ordered Mueller sacking

Jan 26, 2018, 6:41 AM EST
U.S. President Donald Trump hit out at The New York Times for its "fake news."
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U.S. President Donald Trump lambasted the New York Times for its “typical fake news,” which claimed that the leader had ordered sacking of special counsel Robert Mueller but didn’t go ahead after his own lawyer threatened to step down.

Mueller, who leads a high-profile probe into the alleged collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, was appointed after the president fired FBI director James Comey over “this Russia thing,” writes the BBC.

Separately, Trump said in an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain he was willing to apologize for retweeting a video by the far-right group Britain First, adding that he shared the post only as an opposition to Islamic terrorism, notes The Guardian