While everyone seems to consider President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey as the epitome of a career ending move, he seems to have considered topping it, this time by firing the head of the special investigation counsel, Robert S. Mueller.
Robert Mueller currently heads the counsel that is investigating a possible connection between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
On June 12, speculation started when Christopher Ruddy, a friend of the President, said in an interview that the President his considering firing Robert Mueller.
While the president legally has the right to do so, it would only make him look guiltier than firing the head of the FBI could have made him.
Luckily, Rod Rosenstein stepped in to reassure the American people and a Senate committee, stating that he would:
“…Not follow any orders unless I believe those are lawful and appropriate … Mueller may be fired only for good cause, and I am required to put that cause in writing.”
While this doesn’t mean that Mueller is 100 percent safe, it’s good to see a Republican with a spine in Washington D.C.
For now, it looks like Mueller is safe, but we all know that the President has a temper matched only by his ego. At any moment something could set him off, even the urging of fellow members of government, as we saw with him leaving the Paris Climate Accord.
After the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-) went on a tirade on a radio show saying that Congress should intervene and abolish the special counsel because Comey is:
“…Extraordinarily hostile to Trump.”
This is the last thing we need, a politician with Gingrich’s “credentials” making the abolition of a special counsel justifiable to the President.
Hopefully, whatever leash the President’s advisers have him on stays as short as it has been, or it is looking like a dark day for Democracy.
Watch Newt Gingrich talk about firing Mueller:
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