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Would Donald Trump Really Fire Special Counsel?

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THAT WOULD BE BAD …

Until someone proves otherwise, we will continue to view the whole “Russia hacked the election” narrative as fiction – the latest in a coordinated establishment effort to derail the populist insurgency that swept into our nation’s capital earlier this year.

Of course the man leading that movement – U.S. president Donald Trump – continues to produce head-scratching responses to the scandal.

The latest?  Trump is reportedly considering whether to fire recently appointed special counsel Robert Mueller – the former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who was tasked last month with investigating the Russia matter.

“I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel,” Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy told PBS host Judy Woodruff this week. “I think he’s – he’s weighing that option.”

Ruddy is basing that comment off of remarks made by Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, who left the door open to such

“I’m not going to speculate on what he will or will not do,” Sekulow told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, adding that a decision regarding Mueller was “an issue that the president with his advisers would discuss if there was a basis.”

What gives?

According to Ruddy, Mueller was a candidate to replace James Comey as FBI director and had met privately with Trump on that subject.  As such, he was conflicted and never should have accepted the appointment in the first place.

If true, that would make sense … but Trump should tread carefully here.  Very carefully.

As Comey belatedly revealed last week, Trump is not a subject of this investigation – a bit of news that was buried under an avalanche of mainstream media reports accusing the president of obstructing justice in connection with the probe.

We don’t believe he has done that … but firing Mueller would certainly go along way toward cementing public perception in that direction.


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