Donald Trump tried to fire special counsel Robert Mueller again in December, the New York Times reports.
Trump’s consideration followed fury over reports that the special counsel issued subpoenas about his business dealings with Deutsche Bank, which the president believed crossed a “read line.”
Trump’s attorneys consulted with Mueller, who reportedly told the president those reports weren’t correct—prompting the president to back down.
The Times report comes after a whirlwind couple of days for the president; on Monday, he fumed over news the FBI raided the office and residence of his personal attorney Michael Cohen in a separate investigation referred by the special counsel.
According to a separate report, Trump also sought to fire Mueller in June of last year.