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Trump calls report he ordered Mueller’s firing ‘fake news’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed as “fake news” a New York Times report that he ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign. The newspaper reported Thursday that Trump demanded Mueller’s firing just weeks after the special counsel was first appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Trump pushed back against the report, without addressing the specific allegation, as he arrived Friday at the site of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Fake news, folks. Fake news. Typical New York Times fake stories,” Trump told reporters. McGahn said he would not…