Short of impeaching President Trump, does anything excite Democrats, the Resistance, and NeverTrumpers like the prospect of the president firing special counsel Robert Mueller? Firing Mueller would, or course, be the quickest way for Trump to get impeached, which might explain a certain air of anticipation in discussions of whether — some prefer to say when -- Trump will sack the prosecutor leading the Trump-Russia investigation.There has been a lot of news and commentary recently interpreting criticism of Mueller by a number of pro-Trump media voices as an effort to encourage Trump to fire Mueller, or lay the groundwork for
At this point, I think Mueller and his Band of Merry Men have pretty much been discredited. I doubt the American People have much faith in them! The more that is discovered about their background, the more they have to recuse themselves. Pretty soon only Mueller will be left and we know HE is a Comey Mentor, so we don´t expect he will let his Guy go down in flames!
Just when Byron York seemed to be regaining his senses, the writes this pile of garbage that demonstrates that he’s really no better than the battalions of clueless and Swamp-stained dopes in the rotting and risible remnant of what used to be “journalism” in America. Sad. In York’s defense, this silly story at least retains an occasional toe-hold on reality, unlike the death rattle put out today by the Failing and Flailing New York Slimes, where the biggest question is how provable and soon-to-be-handcuffed lying hacks Maggie Haberman and (the apparently resurrected) Glenn Thrush managed to get Peter Baker to put the last nail in his own career by adding his byline to their stinking pile of schumershiff.
Oh, no, no, no! Mueller is the best entertainment we´ve had in years that shows the left for what it truly is- a Big bunch of Morons. Besides, Muller´s mandate is expiring and won´t be renewed unless he can come up with something substantially provable to his original ´contract´. the guy is priceless for exposing the media whores of the left. The FBI swamps is starting to implode due to Mueller´s unintended consequences. Hillary´s Russian collusion is also being shown the light of day due primarily to Mueller. The guy should be encouraged by the Democrats to get it over with ASAP, he ripping their heartless heart out. I think The Donald is smart enough to appreciate a full fledged 3 ring Democrat Self-Destruction Derby when he sees one.
After watching all of President Trump´s pep rally in Pensacola I think he right on track with his agenda. What the people, Rush Linbaugh and Hannity know the President also knows. I think President Donald Trump is going to let them all do a ´slow burn´ until they are just a cigarette glow then he´ll strike. He needs to get things done his first year not spending his time prosecuting his opponents...yet.
The purpose of Mueller´s "investigation" is not and never was to impeach Trump. It is to publicly discredit him through leak after leak, and make it impossible for Trump to govern while the swamp creatures slithered further into the halls of government. Each "revelation" was to cue indignant resignations of mid-level appointees to stoke the rage.
The problem for the bi-partisan Resistance is simple...it ain´t happening as planned. Not only is it hard to maintain public rage for an extended period, but the public is figuring out the sky isn´t falling and they´ve been lied to...and that is never a good thing for any politician. What will be interesting to watch is where these angry voters go in the ´18 elections. Gee, the "moderates" may have to actually pick a side, or stay home when the thinking gets too hard for them.
I agree with York. Trump knows he did nothing wrong, however the stuff coming out now is doing more to discredit Mueller than anything Trump can say about it. Now that Nunes can get the documents, I have confidence we will start to tear this down.
On a side note... am I the only one that is seeing a pattern coming out.. that AFTER the election, there are lots of attempts by the Russians to contact members of the Trump administration and most of them have connections to Fusion. I see a set up.
Lets see the light shine finally on what Comey, Brennan, Clapper were up to those last couple months in office.
The overriding purpose of the anti-Mueller Trump defenses is not to goad the president into firing Mueller, which would be a disastrous act that could spell an early end to Trump´s presidency.
So, Byron, this "anti-Mueller Trump defense" is just some political strategy with a chess board checkmate end? How erudite. How many more felonies does Mueller and his band of merry Trump haters have to commit before it will hurt Trump for NOT firing Mueller? Is there any real substance in the actual Mueller (and FBI leadership structure) violations of law or is all that Constitution stuff for us silly assed Bible thumpers? Please, in your wondrous Byron-ness help us, we the naves who merely ELECTED the guy (and even those of us who voted against Hillary are starting to like even his tweet storms).
Firing Mueller would be insane. Discrediting him is pure impeachment politics.
Here´s a bag of reality dust from a fly over gun-toter, O you the uber-wise one, IF the House goes Marxist in 2019, 2021, or 2023, Trump WILL be impeached and WILL be removed from office via Mueller AND Weinstein (and whatever else issue the Marxists create). The Senate WILL have 67 votes to remove Trump whether the Senate is Marxist majority or not.
Mueller has NO credibility just like the leadership in the FBI has NO credibility. That was proven in July, 2016 by Comey. But guess what. That does NOT matter to YOUR anti-Trump GOP pals and will not matter in Trump´s impeachment. (I just dropped the microphone Byron).
Let it all play out, watch them trip, stumble and fumble and then pardon whoever they try to convict. THEY have to demonstrate their bias, incompetence, etc., which they are doing everyday. When the mountain groans and the mouse walks out they will be shown to be demonstrably unfair. Then the pardons will be not just justified but perceived to be justified. This will all come after more wins, 4% GDP hikes, etc.
"lets close Gitmo because it just pi$$es off ISIS and serves as a recruiting tool for them." "If you fire Mueller it will pi$$ off the never Trumpers and give them a reason to impeach." I love it when the enemy is so concerned about our own welfare. I f they were going to impeach they would never have let Trump become this successful.
#6, I believe you are misinformed if you think York is a neverTrumper. York is a pretty darned neutral reporter, IME. I have read his stuff and watched him on TV. I don´t always agree with his view of issues, but in all the reports that I am aware of, he is pretty even handed.
He´s not particularly a Trump supporter, and I don´t expect that, all I want is a fair and balanced report, and York seems to do that. He may interpret things differently than I do, at times, but I am a partisan and I don´t think he is. At least I trust his facts, if not always his interpretations.
York is one of the few decent journalists left out there, no kind of neverTrumper, and no kind of Trump partisan, IME.
I guess a political reporter sees everything as political. Call me naive, but I think the strong protests against Mueller and his team have to do with the truth - not some strategy to prevent DJT from getting ousted. Can´t people just stand for the truth without it having to be interpreted as a political strategy? Sheesh!
If the democrats are successful in removing Trump from office, we will watch him being removed with a Marine escort to the helicopter and fly away. Then it will be Mike Pence´s turn. All the while many folks will be chanting "lock and load".
BJ Clintoon wanted to "survey whether Americans would want him impeached if he had lied under oath". Of course BJ DID lie under oath. He DID fool around with Monica.
Trump has done NOTHING that warrants impeachment. Nothing close.
Yet dems are willing to corrupt the impeachment process like they have corrupted everything else they touch. They want to turn it into a simple vote, we have enough votes to create problems for you so we will. This has nothing to do with those who may have committed "high crimes and misdemeanors". It would be a pure move of spite with NO likelihood of conviction in the Senate (requires 67 votes).
I agree an outright firing by Trump may not be the way to go but if the IG report shows serious problems, THAT IS a reason to shut hi down.
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