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We schooled last week that Donald Trump tried to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller last summer and was only stopped by his own warn melancholy to resign. This seems like a warning dwindle that Trump would like to fire Mueller and will need absolute forces dissuading him from doing so. But to congressional Republicans, it’s a sign that all is excellent since hey, Trump didn’t do it then, which is apparently a guarantee he won’t do it if he feels Mueller shutting in on him.
“I don’t consider there’s a need for legislation right now to strengthen Mueller,” Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the House infancy leader, said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Right now there’s not an issue. So because create one when there isn’t a place for it?”
Right now there’s not an issue, and if there unexpected was an issue … Republicans would open into movement and Congress would pierce lightning quick with no domestic delays or procedural hurdles? Yeah, sure. And gosh, isn’t it engaging that McCarthy, the man who let trip that Republicans combined the Benghazi Committee to damage Hillary Clinton politically, thinks it’s not an issue—“right now” anyway—that Donald Trump was so set on banishment the special warn that it took one of his top aides melancholy to renounce to inhibit him?
“It’s flattering transparent to me that everybody in the White House knows it would be the finish of President Trump’s presidency if he fired Mr. Mueller,” Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, said on ABC’s “This Week.” [...]
“I see no justification that Mr. Trump wants to fire Mr. Mueller now,” Mr. Graham said. “So we consider we’re in a good mark with Mr. Mueller.”
Boy, “now” is doing a lot of work for Republicans who don’t wish to do anything that competence request at a time other than now. Like next week or next month when Mueller’s review has grown or 10 mins from now when Trump has a mood swing.
Also, wow, we’re ostensible to rest on the domestic instincts of “everybody in the White House” on this one? And what justification accurately does Graham have that it would be the finish of Trump’s presidency if he fired Mueller? Because it would be Republicans in the House and Senate who’d have to make it the finish of Trump’s presidency, and those guys show no desire to put any boundary on Trump. As in this accurate f’ing case, where rather than strengthen Trump from himself by safeguarding Mueller, they’re sitting back and fundamentally vouchsafing Trump know that they’re prepared to take accurately no movement at all.
Laura Clawson is the Labor editor at Daily Kos Labor, and a contributing editor at Daily Kos.