'McGahn has jumped ship': Internet dissects bombshell reports that WH counsel kept Trump from firing Mueller
White House counsel Don McGahn II. Image via screengrab.

Amid the massive bombshell report claiming President Donald Trump attempted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, Twitter has identified an underlying thread — that White House counsel Don McGahn II, who threatened to quit if the president fired the special counsel, is no longer on team Trump.


As four sources who spoke with the New York Times noted, Trump ordered McGahn to fire Mueller last June, claiming it would have a "catastrophic effect" on the presidency. He also insisted to White House officials Trump wouldn't follow through on the firing himself.

As The Atlantic's Natasha Bertrand noted, this information makes it clear that "McGahn has jumped ship."

CNBC's Christina Wilkie, meanwhile, noted that McGahn has noted denied the claim.

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