Are Trump & Republicans Considering Firing Robert Mueller? It Appears So!

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If you thought that the James Comey firing or the preceding efforts by President Trump to encourage Comey to drop his investigation into Michael Flynn were considered obstruction of justice, then you will certainly think that this tidbit of gossip would be considered obstruction as well.

Robert Mueller, the man who was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, as special counsel for the US DOJ, may already be on the brink of losing his job. As we all know, Mueller is in charge of investigating any and all links between the Trump Campaign and the Russian government, as well as other matters pertaining to such. If Trump knows he’s guilty of colluding with Russia to interfere with our election, he has plenty of motive to oust Mueller from his duties before a full-scale investigation can get underway.

The question is, would Trump actually fire Mueller, and if he did, would Republicans back him on such a move? The answer isn’t clear, but there are signs that this may be part of Trump’s plan, and surprisingly (or perhaps not), Republicans might actually be open to the idea as well.

Yesterday, Politico reported that Trump’s attorney, Jay Sekulow refused to rule out the president interfering with or ordering Attorney General Jeff Sessions to relieve Mueller of his duties. Then the story took an even more interesting turn last night and this morning with several key Republicans backing the idea of firing Mueller.

At 7:34AM ET, Newt Gingrich tweeted: “Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring. Check fec reports. Time to rethink.”

In that Tweet, Gingrich was most likely referring to the hiring of Michael Dreeben, a deputy in the Solicitor General’s office who has argued over 100 Supreme Court cases over his career. Dreeben is one of, if not the best criminal appellate lawyers in the country. Additionally, Mueller has hired other key personnel to his team as well, including Andrew Weissmann, chief of the fraud section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division. He’s known very well for his high profile prosecutions of large criminal enterprises.

Gingrich isn’t the only one showing unwavering support for the firing of Mueller though. Ann Coulter also tweeted last night at 7:14PM ET:
“Now that we FINALLY got Comey to admit Trump [is] not under investigation, Sessions should fire Mueller. Why do we need a special counsel now?”

This was followed by a tweet from conservative radio host, Laura Ingraham, who shared an article entitled: “Byron York: Is Robert Mueller conflicted in Trump probe?“. The article questions whether there is a conflict of interested that arises between Comey and Mueller’s relationship now that Comey has become a blatant critic of Trump.

Donald Trump has the right to ask Jeff Sessions to fire Mueller, but he must realize how that would look to outsiders. The mere fact that Republicans believe that Trump should take action against Mueller shows the fear they have that Trump may have done something wrong. Instead of siding with the law, these Republicans (mentioned above) are siding with President Trump.

  • Di Kelley

    They’ll talk about it, but they’d never actually do it. Even as heavily gerrymandered as their seats are, their own supporters would turn against them and vote them out if they did. And I have my doubts that Rosenstein would comply, he’s still angry over being thrown under the bus.

    Sure, they could fire Rosenstein but they again would have to think of how that would look and how fast they’d lose their seats, and Trump would be out next year *anyway* when Dems swept Congress on the heels of them doing it.

    • mimi r

      I would not bet on that.

    • republicans have gotten very good at cheating to win elections.
      this last presidential election is just the most glaring example.

      • MikeFeldman

        No private servers I knbow of. No proof of what you’ve said.

    • Cabowabo522

      Did you forget that their very first act was to cut the independent ethics committee? They will do what ever they want because they are damn good at convincing their followers that it’s all Liberals fault and voting for a Republican will insure that they stick it to Liberals.

      • MikeFeldman

        Original sin. Very biblical.

      • Di Kelley

        They know it’d be political suicide. This is why they won’t.

    • MikeFeldman

      Dems sweep Congress a dream is a wish your heart makes in Fantasyland.

  • Quacking Intensifies

    We are all witnessing the end of the USA and the beginning of the USR. United States of Russia. The fact that this Orange, baby handed man-child is still “President” is an absolute embarrassment. Ronald Plump and all his buddies need to be thrown in prison before its too late, if it isn’t already. Thank you Trump supporters for making our country the biggest joke to the rest of the world. You should all be ashamed of yourselves.

    • MikeFeldman

      You’re very sensitive about your image. Who does your makeup?

      • Quacking Intensifies

        What reddit page did you copy and paste that from? That’s the real question.

        • MikeFeldman

          ??

          • Quacking Intensifies

            My thoughts exactly

  • Dawg

    Comey said Trump WAS not under investigation, he didn’t say he IS not under investigation. Comey probably doesn’t even know if Trump is currently under investigation. But, no one should expect anything but lies from people like Ann Coulter and the GOP.

    • Barry Epstein

      Anne Coulter is the blondest blonde who ever lived. If you possess even a single functioning brain cell, then you’re bound to be smarter than Coulter.

      • MikeFeldman

        Pithy.

    • MikeFeldman

      Who tells your truth?

  • Barry Epstein

    Learn from history. Hitler began subverting the rule of law the moment he took office, and along with his cronies, ran Germany for his own benefit, making even the unthinkable legal. Can anyone doubt that history is repeating itself?

    • MikeFeldman

      Actually Barack Obama did a real good job of subverting the law. We lived through that. We can do it again. The “Hitler” thing, particularly from an Epstein is really worn out.

      • Barry Epstein

        Let’s no longer speak of ‘the Hitler thing’, says the white male Christian. 60 million civilian deaths, 12 million Jews and others slaughtered in the concentration camps. An insignificant blip in history. Those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. And the Orange Hitler proceeds down the same path, supported by the most ignorant and uninformed people that America has to offer.

        • MikeFeldman

          Seriously? Barry Epstein. You think MIke Feldman is a “white mail Christian”. The reign of Hitler was the most evil in modern history. Not to belittle the deaths of my fellow Jews, some were relatives, the accepted number is 6 million, not 12 million. There probably weren’t 12 million Jews in Europe at that time. Your Orange Hitler comparison is ridiculous. Let’s see some facts supporting this odious charge. Using your ” logic” I guess Ivanka and Jared should escape to Switzerland.

          • Barry Epstein

            Please note, I posted ’12 million Jews and OTHERS (gypsies, gays, Jehovahs Witnesses, mental detectives, enemies of the state, etc.) slaughtered. There were about 18 million Jews in all of Europe pre-WWII, not quite so many afterwards. Trump, through his own words and actions, has shown himself to be a virulent racist. He is following the same path to dictatorial power that Hitler did, using Mexicans and Muslims as scapegoats, instead of Jews. He is altering laws to take rights and freedoms away from ordinary Americans and empower an elite few. He IS a would-be despot.

          • MikeFeldman

            Please note that I do not want to get into a silly game of fact checking and correction, but there were about 9.5 million Jews in Europe in 1933 and just over 15 million worldwide. These mistakes by you undermine any credibility you hope to have with your extreme, unfounded opinions. The liberals first sought to intimidate electors of the electoral college and created a false story about collusion with the Russians. How could Hillary have lost otherwise?
            Calling Trump Hitler-like for discussing a border wall or advocating a ban on immigration from countries with unreliable vetting processes is ridiculous. Your throwing Hitler’s name out there with very inaccurate statements shows me that you are actually ignorant about the Holocaust The new liberal strategy is to dehumanize the opposition. I need look no further to understand the deranged Sanders supporter who shot Rep. Scalise Wednesday. Opinions like yours will lead to separation and violence.

          • Barry Epstein

            Thank you for fact-checking. It’s important in this age of fake news and alternative facts. My sources show 18 million Jews WORLDWIDE, some 10 million of them in Europe.

            Trump is Hitler-like when he follows the political path of Herr Hitler. He was democratically elected, like Hitler, then attempted to miuse his extraordinary executive powers (an unending stream of ‘executive orders’) to subvert democracy and change laws to favor himself and his party policies. Fortunately, forces for good in a America have stymied him at every turn, and law and order has prevailed. Germany was not so lucky, and millions of Germans died as a result. Hopefully, justicve will prevail, and he’ll be imprisoned for obstruction of justice and colluding with a foreign government.

          • MikeFeldman

            Wow. I said 9.5 million Jews in Europe your “sources” say 10 million. Let’s saw it off at 9.75 million Jews in Europe and move on. So now, with Trump in office, the democratically elected President signing constitutional executive orders (an unending stream) is Hitler-like. We’ll Jeez, Barry, how do we explain that President Barack H. Obama signed 1 more executive order in his first 12 days in office than did President Donald J. Trump? I guess Hitler is in the eye of the beholder, and your comparison is, and was, ridiculous.

          • Barry Epstein

            Hitler used his new powers after his election to issue quasi-legal documents similar to executive orders, passing laws that allowed him to fire his opponents in government, ultimately jailing many before he was able to consolidate his dictatorial powers. By the time decent Germans realized what was happening, the levers of power were no longer available to them. There’s no need for America to repeat their experience. Trump is like a cornered rat. Soon he’ll lash out in order to save his kingdom, and it will be vicious. Trump cares only for Trump, and America be damned.

          • MikeFeldman

            I think you are a delusional cornered rat. I’d like to hear your thoughts on Mussolini and Mao Zedong and how they can be compared and contrasted with Donald Trump. Throw in Bill and Hillary Clinton for good measure. Quick question for context: are you an adult?

          • Barry Epstein

            As his enemies close in on him, the few allies he has not yet alienated with his narcissistic demands for fealty and personal adoration will turn on him to save themselves. Count on it. to be fair, by then there won’t be many left who he has not yet thrown under the bus.

            The Orange Idiot seems to have a marked preference for dictators, expressing public admiration for strongmen and despots. Is this the kind of person you trust to run your country? America has few allies left, and even fewer admirers. It’s a failing empire, and Trump is hastening its demise. His incompetence is strangling America politically, and will soon have a devastating effect on the economy.

            Seriously, any citizenry that actually believes in a fictitious wall and its magical abilities to keep people out (which has never happened in history), and believes that another nation is going to fund it, deserves what it gets, and Trump is what it’s getting.

  • most corrupt administration in history needs to result in prison time.

    • MikeFeldman

      When did one happen? Clinton and Obama are a) very rich and b) soon to be very rich and very not in prison.

  • beowolfe

    F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/us/politics/fbi-investigation-trump-russia-comey.html?_r=0

    • MikeFeldman

      Earth to beowolfe. Who said that the FBI is not investigation potential collusion with the Russians during the campaign? What we know is they are not investigating Trump (per Comey) and they seem to habe found no evidence on anyone else.

      • beowolfe

        Didn’t read the article, huh?

        • MikeFeldman

          Thank you for your timely response. I did. Why do you ask?

  • antirepug3

    I would think that Mueller is intelligent enough to know what the potentials are and probably has back-up in place to continue the investigations without him if he were fired.

  • harveylawson

    Newt, Ingraham and Coulter. Three of the most egregious Republicans in the party. None of them really has an ounce of decent credibility. Their attempts at whip up a frenzy to arouse Congressional Republicans will most certainly have just the opposite effect. The Republicans might be mean, cruel, twisted and unscrupulous but they are not by any means stupid. Congress has yet to get anything accomplished since Trump took office. If they don’t make some head way soon their supporters will be less than pleased. Firing Bob Meuller may sound like a good concept now but in the end they might not prevail politically.

    • MikeFeldman

      Ever watch the talking heads on CNN. Wolf is still looking for Malaysia 370.

  • Julie King

    Well if Newt says so…. Egads they must really be panicking to go this far. 60% of the country is against Trump, thinks he’s incompetent etc.
    People will be Out In The Streets. The GOP will be toast is they try to kill –or do a minimal–Russia investigation.
    Can’t believe this is the US. Fake facts fighting real ones.

  • Celine

    Gingrich and Coulter? That’s all ya got??

  • Nonreligious American

    Repubs will do nothing against 45*. They have been working towards a 1 party state for decades (remember Newt’s obstructionism? & various methods of voter suppression & dark money has been made easier, as well as a massive build up of militarized police, for a long time) because they know that in free & fair elections the demographics are against them. In fact, we haven’t had a legit Rep. Pres since Bush Sr. in ’88. We have now had 3 illegitimate Pres terms: Bushy Jr’s 2 & now 45*’s. That is NOT democracy.

    All these “investigations” are is a dog & pony show to appease the masses into thinking that the rule of law still applies while the GOP assumes complete control. If we revolt NOW we might have a chance; in a few months, much less year or two: nope. So the GOP is betting we’ll be gullible enough to believe that 45* could be impeached & the rule of law still holds until an uprising is impossible. It’s either revolt or submit to tyranny. Choose now America.

    • MikeFeldman

      What a steaming crock of pseudo-intellectual BS.

      • Milltycoon

        You’re not a centrist, Mike, you’re a fraud for claiming that you are. Every single sentence is some dig at Democrats and total pass for Republicans. You might not like Trump, but you’re pretty much down the line a Republican apologist. Any centrist would be able to see that Democrats are well to the Right of Center, and you’re classifying them as though they’re Leftwing extremists, so you can use your bogus narrative of “being the adult in the room that criticizes the extremes of both sides.” Nonreligious is exactly correct–the Republicans since the Gingrich Revolution of 1994 had engineered a coup of our country. They are throwing millions off of voter rolls and enabling millions more to be imprisoned or killed so that they can retain a permanent Republican majority. In North Carolina, once a Democrat won the governorship a few months ago, the Republicans totally neutered the office in the lame duck session. The amount of filibusters from 2007 to 2014 was such a record-shattering pace that you can only be willfully blind not to see this. Democrats got more votes for the House, the Senate and the Presidency and currently control none, and also currently don’t “control” the SCOTUS because Republicans simply stole a seat by violating the spirit of the Constitution. If you were a “centrist” you would make note of these things because they’re flagrantly obvious. And they’re obvious regardless of the Democrats putting up a few bad high-profile candidates and running bad campaigns.