President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that no one in his administration disobeys his orders — despite the fact that multiple aides testified under oath that they routinely disobeyed or ignored his commands.
When asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on Monday about documented instances in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in which the president’s own officials did not carry out his directives, Trump simply replied, “Nobody disobeys my orders.”
However, former White House counsel Don McGahn told Mueller that he refused to comply with the president’s order to terminate the special counsel — and then refused his order to retract his testimony saying he’d been ordered to fire Mueller.
Additionally, longtime Trump ally Corey Lewandowski admitted that he did not carry out the president’s plan to tell former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to un-recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller probe, and former FBI Director James Comey told Mueller that he refused the president’s request to end the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Watch the video of Trump below.
Asked by CNN’s @kaitlancollins whether he worries about staff disobeying his orders as depicted in the Mueller report, President Donald Trump says emphatically, “Nobody disobeys my orders.” pic.twitter.com/10IjPkFGIL# p #6_8 # ad skipped = true #
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) April 22, 2019# p #7_8 # ad skipped = true #