For the last 12 months, special counsel Robert Mueller has run an out-of-control and unaccountable witch hunt against Donald Trump.
He’s abused his power by straying far beyond the scope of his mandate.
But Mueller’s days could be numbered because he just got some very bad news.
Donald Trump was furious when news broke that the FBI had raided his lawyer’s home and office regarding payments made to two women who claimed they had affairs with Trump after receiving information from Robert Mueller.
This was a transparent attempt by Mueller to expand the scope of his investigation because it obviously falls outside his mandate of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Speculation immediately began to float around Washington that Trump was on the verge of firing Mueller.
But can Trump fire Mueller? Or can only the Justice Department official overseeing the investigation – in this case Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein – sack the special counsel?
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders answered that question when she declared that Trump indeed has the power to fire Mueller on his own.
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump believes he has the authority to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, as lawmakers from both parties warned against doing so one day after the FBI raided properties tied to the president’s longtime lawyer.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said that Mr. Mueller “should be allowed to finish his job,” though he rebuffed calls for legislation to protect the special counsel. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said on CNN that it would be “suicide” for Mr. Trump to fire the special counsel.
Mr. Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said the president “certainly believes he has the power” to fire Mr. Mueller directly. The special prosecutor is examining Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign and whether associates of Mr. Trump colluded with Moscow. Mr. Trump and Russian officials have denied the allegations.
Ms. Sanders’s comment was a departure from the more measured responses that the administration has given to such questions in the past. In late March, after Mr. Trump criticized Mr. Mueller on Twitter, White House lawyer Ty Cobb issued a statement that said the president was “not considering or discussing” firing the special counsel.
Ms. Sanders said the White House had consulted with legal experts, including those at the Justice Department, on the president’s power to fire the special counsel. Ms. Sanders didn’t say the president would take such action. Still, she said: “I think the president has been clear that he feels this has gone too far.”
The special counsel is out of control.
His investigation has yielded no evidence of collusion or obstruction of justice.
One year of this nonsense is enough.
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