One very common question sent to me by readers is this: “WHY hasn’t President Trump fired the whole bunch –- Sessions, Rosenstein and Mueller???” (I’m including plenty of punctuation because those comments typically have that.) And yes, readers, you are right about about all those people needing to go. Sessions, by recusing himself from anything “Russia” --- and, it seems, just about everything else in his job description --- has rendered himself worthless in his position as attorney general. Rosenstein has apparently given Mueller unlimited power to investigate anyone for anything using any tactics. He actually signed off on the last renewal of the warrant application that misled the FISA judges who granted permission for the FBI to spy on Trump associates. And he’s in the untenable position of being a potential witness in a case that he himself is supervising. As for Mueller, he’s obviously on a highly partisan fishing expedition that will destroy as many lives as necessary to catch the big fish.
There are two ways Mueller, with no evidence of crimes, can still land his fish. One way is through the courts –- even going after people for activities that AREN’T CRIMES –- to be followed by the report he’ll write to offer some pretense for impeachment. The other way hasn’t been talked about much but needs to be, and that’s for Mueller to use himself as bait. Let me explain...
I had a slap-to-the-forehead moment after seeing a headline on The Drudge Report that said, “Dems worried Mueller getting fired” and going to the story. The link took me to the NBC News website and a story called “In Case Of Mueller Firing, Break Glass: Democrats prep an emergency plan.” But this story isn’t about Democrats being worried that Trump will fire Mueller. On the contrary, I got the impression that the Democrats are hoping and praying (the ones who pray) that Trump will fire Mueller, or Rosenstein, or pardon key witnesses. In fact, they’ve worked up a detailed plan ready to go the minute he does it.
The authors of the piece interviewed nearly a dozen lawmakers, congressional aides, Democratic operatives and attorneys who were involved in the planning. The first step, to be accomplished immediately, would be to prevent any special counsel documents from being destroyed or the team disbanded. Senate Democrats would immediately demand a floor bill to protect Mueller and his materials. Rank-and-file Democrats in both the House and Senate would immediately contact everyone on a list they’ve already put together of Republicans they consider to be sympathetic, some of whom, according to this article, have said privately they would act if Trump interfered in the investigation.
MoveOn.org has already organized and is ready to mobilize 933 rallies in predetermined locations, from big cities like Los Angeles to smaller towns like Bismark, North Dakota. They’ve even got sponsors! More than 350,000 people have already RSVP’d to attend. They’ve planned this down to the hour; if Mueller is fired by 2PM on a given day, the rallies will take place at 5PM the same day.
Democrats are hoping that Republicans will be caught up in the protest and see that Mueller’s firing is so egregious that they’ll go along. (Um, this is where they’re wrong. Millions of Americans would cheer if Trump started firing these people, but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t cause huge problems for this White House.)
Documents have been drawn up for every contingency the Democrats could think of, including Trump's pardoning of Manafort and/or Cohen and the possibility of a Nixon-style “Saturday Night Massacre.”
Trump’s decision to revoke ex-CIA Director John Brennan’s top-secret security clearance has apparently signaled to Democrats that they can’t predict what he might do and so must be ready for anything at a moment’s notice.
If Trump fires Mueller or Rosenstein, the Democrats will take to the floor of both Senate and House and demand obstruction of justice hearings and a special Senate committee, similar to the Senate Watergate Committee, to pick up where Mueller left off. Democratic groups are prepared to demand that the Senate shut down until there’s a resolution. Some will call for impeachment proceedings.
Letters have already been drafted from House Democratic leaders demanding hearings (Mueller would be called to testify right away), IG investigations, and information from White House counsel Don McGahn and the DOJ about any communications they’d had with the President before the firing. Demands and more demands, all ready to go.
This has all been in the works for more than a year. A “Friday group” of Democrats meets weekly to discuss the “Russia” investigation and keep the impeachment dream alive, and another weekly meeting includes groups such as MoveOn, Public Citizen, Indivisible, Common Cause, and People For The American Way. “Different Democrats have laid out different red lines for what actions by Trump would trigger a full-blown crisis response,” the article states.
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The Democrats obviously don’t care if they wreck America to bring down Trump. It’s for love of country that Trump must not fire Mueller, Rosenstein or Sessions, no matter how much they deserve to go. I’m reminded of a recent tweet from sleazy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti (who’s probably getting money from some of these same groups): “We. Are. Coming. We are going to end this dumpster fire of a presidency one way or another.” It’s their plan that sounds like the real dumpster fire, and potentially much worse.