Trump-Russia probe: Reports say Trump wanted to sack Mueller

Depending on the circumstances, like the firing of FBI Director James Comey, firing the special prosecutor could be interpreted as an 'obstruction of justice'.

by

    US President Donald Trump has attacked the media again while in Davos.

    He also accused the New York Times of "fake news" over its report that the president wanted to sack Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who's looking into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

    But he backed down when the top White House lawyer threatened to resign.

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane has more.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.