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‘Mass hysteria’: April Ryan’s June 2017 claim that White House freaked out over Mueller firing corroborates NYT bombshell

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White House correspondent April Ryan told CNN on the night of June 12, 2017 that the White House was in “mass hysteria” with staffers fearing President Donald Trump was about to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Thursday night, The New York Times reported senior staffers corroborated that story to Mueller’s team that Trump wanted to fire the special counsel. It was White House counsel Don McGahn who stopped it by saying that if Trump did it he would resign. Trump didn’t fire Mueller after all. Months later, he even denied ever thinking about it.

Here’s what Ryan had to say seven months ago.

“One of my sources reached out to me right before we went on air and they said there’s mass hysteria in the West Wing about this,” Ryan explained “We don’t know if it’s going to happen or if it won’t happen, but what we do know: if indeed the president does fire Mueller, it shows that he’s impeding the process again.”

Ryan argued Mueller must be allowed to carry on his investigation “because of what [Trump] did with Comey,” referring to the president’s decision to fire the former FBI director over the Russia investigation.

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“There’s a lot of smoke and there’s a lot of alarm bells going off,” Ryan continued. “The question is, where’s the fire.”

Ryan noted if Trump decided to fire Mueller, it would be a “big problem for him politically.”

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US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.

A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

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"It's disgusting, to be honest. To say it's disappointing is ... it doesn't even come close," said Rapinoe. She added, "The more that we just are upset about it and don't accept that kind of behavior from all sides, then the better place we're going to be."

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