President Trump tried to have two of his largest rivals prosecuted by the Justice Division however was discouraged by White Home counsel, based on a report revealed on Tuesday.

Trump sought to order the authorized motion towards his 2016 presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, and former FBI director James Comey earlier this yr, based on The New York Instances.

The White Home counsel, Donald McGahn, warned the president that he had no authority to order a prosecution and added that the transfer might result in impeachment, the paper mentioned.

It was not clear what legal guidelines Trump believes Clinton or Comey allegedly broke.

Trump repeatedly known as to “lock up” Clinton on the marketing campaign path for her use of a personal e-mail server throughout her tenure as secretary of state.

A lawyer for McGahn advised the Instances that Trump “by no means, to his information, ordered that anybody prosecute Hillary Clinton or James Comey.” The lawyer, nonetheless, didn’t deal with whether or not the subject of prosecuting them was mentioned.

The White Home didn’t touch upon the report.

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