The Democrats are right to be worried, given the revelations about how tainted and corrupt the investigation has been since the beginning, as well as Mueller’s continued inability to find any actual links between Trump and Russia, because as everyone already knows, they don’t exist:
A White House lawyer is refuting a rumor voiced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) that President Donald Trump intends to fire special counsel Robert Mueller before Christmas.
Speier told KQED Newsroom on Friday that she believes Republicans are trying to shut down the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
“I believe the President wants all of this shutdown,” Speier said when asked if she believed House Republicans were bowing to pressure from the White House. “The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. And on Dec. 22, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller.”
Speier said if the president did fire Mueller, it would cause a constitutional crisis. “That is Saturday massacre 2.0,” she said, referring to President Richard Nixon ordering the firing of Archibald Cox, the special prosecutor investigating the Watergate scandal. “Without a doubt there would be an impeachment effort.”
However, a note of caution before anyone starts celebrating Mueller’s imminent demise. In order for the investigation to actually end, there would either need to be action from Trump to remove Sessions and Rosenstein from office, or possibly action from Congress. Neither shows any signs of happening.
The “10D chess” people have proffered various explanations, usually involving some kind of elaborate trap Trump has set for Mueller. The bottom line is, it does not matter how much Mueller’s credibility is damaged and it does not matter how embarrassing the revelations are if no one takes action to stop the investigation.
Until that happens, the investigation is going to grind on and on and on.