It seems like White House officials have made a habit of controlling Trump through threats of resignation
Jan 27, 2018, 05:17 IST
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White House counsel Don McGahn reportedly threatened to quit if President Donald Trump fired special counsel Robert Mueller.
He's the latest member of the Trump administration to threaten resignation.
Here's who else has made similar threats.
When President Donald Trump reportedly ordered the firing of the special counsel Robert Mueller, White House counsel Don McGahn threatened to quit. Trump eventually backed off and Mueller stayed on the job.
McGahn is the latest member of the White House to threaten to quit over a move he believed would be disastrous for the president. Other officials have done the same, apparently as a way to convince Trump to back down on certain decisions they deem catastrophic.
"I think Trump acts on his instincts - as a businessman you just fire people who aren't loyal or give you issues," a source close to the White House told BuzzFeed News. "I think when Kelly and legal counsel explain to him how bad this would play out and harm his presidency, he yields."
Here's everyone who has reportedly threatened to quit: