Former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus appeared on Meet the Press this morning and reacted to the reports since his White House departure about President Trump wanting to fire Robert Mueller.
In addition to that bombshell report that Trump ordered Mueller’s firing but backed off after the White House counsel threatened to resign, Chuck Todd also brought up a recent report saying both Priebus and Bannon were concerned Trump would fire the special counsel––something even a lot of Republicans have warned about.
Priebus said, “I never felt––of all the things that we went through in the West Wing––I never felt that the President was going to fire the special counsel.”
He denied ever hearing Trump say any words to that effect, and when Todd asked him if the White House counsel raised that concern, Priebus said, “Not in particular.”
Todd noticed just how careful Priebus was being in his denial, and Priebus reiterated that he personally never felt or heard such sentiments from the President.
“To me, it wasn’t reality,” Priebus added.
Watch above, via NBC.
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