The battle lines surrounding the Robert Mueller witch hunt are being drawn.
The investigation has dragged on for over a year and has produced no evidence of collusion.
Now Robert Mueller just got the warning that could shut him down for good.
Donald Trump and his lawyers are increasingly taking on the special counsel.
They realize that the media’s demands to “let the investigation play out” are made in bad faith.
What the press really wants is to keep the field clear so they can use Mueller’s silent coup to continually drive an anti-Trump message ahead of the midterm elections.
The goal of both Mueller and the media is to remove Donald Trump and that means using negative news stories to drive down GOP voter enthusiasm in the midterms so Democrats can seize Congress.
That will get the ball rolling on impeachment.
So Trump brought on Emmett Flood – who represented Bill Clinton in his impeachment proceedings – to fight Mueller behind the scenes, and tapped former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to be his TV advocate.
Giuliani has been appearing across cable news to point out the absurd lengths Mueller is going to in order to carry out his witch hunt against the President.
And he just laid down a big marker.
Giuliani met with reporters recently and responded to accusations invented by the so-called “mainstream” media that he was going to fire Mueller.
The President’s lawyer argued that Mueller was digging his own grave by dragging his investigation out and that he risked pulling a “Comey” if he tried to interfere in the midterm elections.
Giuliani’s message was simple – wrap it up or risk damaging the nation.
Giuliani told reporters “I don’t think he’s going to fire Mueller. Mueller is creating his own problems. Well, if he doesn’t file his report by September 1, mid-September, he’s clearly doing a Comey.”
Comey was widely criticized for the outsized role he played in the 2016 election.
Republicans were furious with Comey because in July of that year, Comey held his now famous press conference where he assumed the role of prosecutor and let Hillary Clinton off the hook.
Democrats accused Comey of meddling in the election when he announced in late October that the FBI was reopening the Clinton investigation after emails were found on the laptop of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
There is historical precedent to back up the Trump team’s warning that a special counsel could meddle in an election.
In 1992, the Iran Contra special prosecutor announced the indictment of former Reagan administration Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger in late October just days before the general election.
President George H.W. Bush and his campaign seethed as the announcement blunted their momentum in the polls and helped Bill Clinton win the Presidency.
The Mueller investigation is a political assassination attempt against Trump, so his lawyers should be worried that the special counsel’s office will pull out all the stops to damage the President during the heat of the campaign season.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.