NY Times claims “Trump Ordered Mueller Fired, but Backed Off When White House Counsel Threatened to Quit” – 2 Days later CBS News Debunks it

Claim: “President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive.”

NY Times Link

Debunk: “White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to resign from his position in June 2017– but it was not a direct response to President Trump’s discussion about firing newly appointed special counsel Robert Mueller.”

CBS News Link