The revelation that President Donald Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller, who leads the Russia investigation, is the latest twist in the “Russiagate” scandal that is driving Trump’s negative ratings to a historic high — a whopping 60 percent.
If Trump did anything wrong, it would be in his and their interest for Mueller to remain and clear him. So why is Trump interested in firing the universally respected former FBI Director?
Firing Muller would be a virtual admission of guilt and it would spark an intense backlash from across the American political spectrum, including liberals, independents, and principled conservatives. His unfavorable rating would climb to 70 percent, his low favorable ratings would collapse even further, and he would probably face one or more major resignations in protest from his cabinet.
Several law scholars have suggested that the threat to fire Mueller is an attempt to intimidate the former FBI director and the special counsel team to influence the investigation. This would constitute an obstruction of justice, which a growing number of eminent legal authorities believe exist today.
Intimidation is one of Trump’s favorite tools in his arsenal of deceptive machinery. Trump’s threat that he possesses White House tapes of meetings with former FBI Director James Comey was a vile attempt to intimidate and influence the testimony of a key witness, many legal authorities said.
Trump fired former New York U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara while his office was investigating the Russia scandal. He fired former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she warned the White House of the dangers of the Russia scandal. He fired former FBI Director James Comey after Comey refused to heed his wish to end the investigation of his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn.
If Trump fires Mueller now, it would be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Fear and dread will take over the Republican cloakrooms of the House and Senate. there will be a constitutional crisis of the first order of magnitude and impeachment resolutions filed by members of both parties, ending the Trump presidency.
Go ahead, Donnie, fire Special Counsel Muller. Make America’s day.
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