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This episode covers the president’s reaction to the appointment Robert Mueller as special counsel. The president attempts to discredit and disqualify Mueller and, eventually, directs that he be fired. When White House Counsel Don McGahn refuses to help fire the special counsel, the president adopts a new approach and begins pressuring the Attorney General to limit the scope of the investigation. The president engages in a public and private campaign against Jeff Sessions, including asking his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to deliver a message to the Attorney General. Mueller’s analysis of these events offer some of the strongest evidence of obstruction of justice in the entire report.