It was a bridge too far. President Donald Trump reportedly ordered the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller, who’s investigating potential Russian collusion and obstruction of justice — but he backed off when White House counsel Donald McGahn threatened to quit. Sources say Trump argued that Mueller had conflicts of interest, including giving up his membership at one of Trump’s golf clubs in 2011. The president has denied the reports. Mueller’s team is expected to interview Trump soon, while lawmakers call for legal protection to prevent special counsels from being fired.