OK, we’re not going to keep you in suspense. The answer to bet on is OF COURSE Donald Trump is going to fire Robert Mueller.
The only questions are When? and What are we going to do about it?
Many have been calling for months for the protection of the Special Prosecutor’s investigation, which has already yielded multiple guilty pleas and apparently uncovered Russian agents who compromised the 2016 election.
Congress has passed no legislation, with some Republicans saying essentially there’s no need to buy an umbrella because it’s not raining yet.
After this weekend’s actions and tweetstorm by the President, we think the evidence is pretty clear.
Ch-ch-check it out (below)!
1.) Trump actively encouraged the quick firing of FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe before his official retirement date — keeping him from receiving his pension.
And Jeff Sessions went through with it, despite McCabe being a witness in the Mueller probe and Sessions supposedly being recused from anything related to the investigation.
Sessions faced no repercussions, so now he’s obviously free to fire Mueller when Trump tells him to.
2.) Trump went on a Twitter rant over the weekend, using Mueller’s name for the first time, calling fired FBI leaders James Comey and McCabe liars and saying outright the probe should end.
As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State. #DrainTheSwamp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2018
Trump’s toadie Devin Nunes ended the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe without interviewing all witnesses or cooperating with any of the Democrats on the committee in drafting its report.
Trump is now using that to discredit the entire investigation.
The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018
The investigation actually began based on information from many sources, including in his own team. The FBI had found Carter Page was approached by Russian agents years before Trump’s campaign.
And that “Fake Dossier” was first paid for by Republicans. It was just garden variety opposition research that turned scandalous because TRUMP IS CONNECTED TO RUSSIAN CRIMINALS. (And also possibly watersports.)
Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added…does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018
Zero Republicans? Mueller is a Republican. Also, all his bosses are Republicans. James Comey is a Republican. Andrew McCabe is a Republican. The FBI is FILLED with Republicans.
Separate from that though… the notion that Democrats can’t serve their country as law enforcement agents is despicable, tyrannical garbage.
What he really means is, if anyone ever disagrees with him or accuses him of crimes, even with evidence, they’re biased. BULLSHIT.
A total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 19, 2018
This is totally what innocent people say…
Team Trump keeps trying to have it both ways, saying Trump is just kidding or merely expressing feelings on his Twitter account when they want the American people to look away — but also referring the press to it for his official statements.
Also, Trump does make announcements on it, like when he fired Rex Tillerson. So as unhinged as it is, this is Trump’s official word.
3.) Even one of Trump’s lawyers, John Dowd, called for the end of the Mueller probe this weekend. He declared to CNN in a statement:
“I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt dossier.”
That’s the President’s personal lawyer saying that.
4.) What happened Monday morning was even more concrete.
Trump hired yet another lawyer Joseph diGenova, who has previously been all over Fox News claiming the FBI and DOJ are trying to frame Trump.
Back in late 2016 and early 2017, he said the same about Comey — before Trump fired him.
diGenova is being hired to spread the word. They’re all getting the message out to the American people: it’s OK to fire Mueller because the probe is bogus.
This is FOR SURE about to happen.
And it’s apparently going to happen soon. All this nonsense seemed to ramp up right after Mueller’s team sent Trump’s lawyers a list of questions they would ask him in the interview he said he wanted to do.
So once again, the question is WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT??
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