President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE on Monday said "nobody disobeys" his orders after special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE wrote in his report that Trump attempted to influence the Russia investigation but was unsuccessful because his aides didn't follow his demands.
"Nobody disobeys my orders," Trump told reporters outside of the White House at Monday's Easter Egg Roll.
Mueller report says President Trump's "efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful" because his aides refused to carry out his orders. https://t.co/BDjoNXiZIs— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 22, 2019
President Trump says, "Nobody disobeys my orders." pic.twitter.com/zd2bO5Eecp
A redacted version Mueller's report, which was released Thursday, detailed several cases in which Trump potentially obstructed justice.
But Mueller wrote that Trump's efforts "were mostly unsuccessful" in influencing the probe because those around him "declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests."
“The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests," the report reads.
In one instance, Trump in 2017 ordered then-White House counsel Don McGahn to remove Mueller. McGahn refused, according to the report, which states that he decided "that he would resign rather than trigger what he regarded as a potential Saturday Night Massacre."