A beleaguered Trump feared ‘the end of my presidency’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years ago, President Donald Trump was in fear of seeing his presidency collapse. That’s according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report released Thursday.

Mueller recounts the day Trump learned a special counsel investigation would look into Russian meddling in the U.S. election and his campaign’s interactions with Russian figures.

Mueller quotes those who were in the room with Trump as saying the president was in a rage. And he was feeling vulnerable, slumping in his chair in the Oval Office, uttering profanity and commenting that the probe was the worst thing ever to happen to him.

Mueller also cites examples of Trump’s top advisers ignoring his orders. One directive, to White House lawyer Don McGahn, was to fire the special counsel. That never happened.

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