Trump denies promising pardon for Customs and Border Protection chief if he broke the law
Composite image of troops putting razor wire on the border fence and President Donald Trump (screengrabs)

President Donald Trump lashed out at NBC News late Friday evening.

The network reported that Trump told Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, was promised a pardon if he broke the law on the southern border.

Trump denied the report.

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman put Trump's denial in context.