President Donald Trump dismissed Robert Mueller’s “special investigation” over the weekend as a partisan witch hunt. His tweets, coupled with other statements from the administration over the last few days, has many wondering: is the president getting ready to fire Robert Mueller?
On Saturday, at 5:12pm, the president tweeted:
The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on fraudulent activities and a Fake Dossier paid for by Crooked Hillary and the DNC, and improperly used in FISA COURT for surveillance of my campaign. WITCH HUNT!
He followed that post up on Sunday morning, at 7:35am, with this tweet:
Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added… does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!
So, will President Trump fire Robert Mueller and end the special counsel’s investigation? It’s a real possibility.
Here’s a series of tweets and other facts that CNN compiled, and it looks like the president is laying out his case for why Mueller should be terminated:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fires FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe late Friday night, less than two days before McCabe was set to retire from the bureau — where he had worked for 20+ years — with full pension.
Trump celebrates the firing via tweet even later Friday night.
He writes: “Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI – A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!”
On Saturday morning, Trump attorney John Dowd released a statement calling for an end to the Mueller investigation. “I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt dossier,” said Dowd. Although he originally told the Daily Beast that he was speaking for the President in that statement, Dowd recanted and told CNN later he was only speaking a personal capacity.
Trump, on Sunday morning, tweets this: “Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he was with me. I don’t believe he made memos except to help his own agenda, probably at a later date. Same with lying James Comey. Can we call them Fake Memos?”
What do you think – is President Trump
getting ready to fire Mueller?
Do you think he should fire the special counsel?