I’ve been cautious about predicting what Trump will do next, and when I do predict I’m usually wrong, because he is so random. But right now I’ve got a strong feeling that he is about to make a move on Mueller.
I know, I know, it’s been looking that way all along so saying that now is meaningless. But not really, because now is now and before was then. I know I know, he can’t do it because the law says he can’t. Well, wrong. That has never been true. I know, I know, it will be like the Saturday Night Massacre all over again. But no, that play has been made by Trump and it failed. Nixon had the balls to make the SNM work, and when Trump did the same thing he got told to sit down because he is basically a bully, and thus, spineless. So, he’ll be doing it a different way.
Syria is is way out, but not as a distraction. Rather, Syria involved Russia. Things are not going well with Russia. Suddenly we have all these negative interactions, and the whole Russia relationship thing is messed up. Why? Because of the fake witch hunt investigation and the fake news. The fake investigation and the fake news are national security threats.
That is the scenario Trump is setting up right now in his tweets. Rather blatantly.
So, the investigation, and the reporting, have to end.
I’m not sure how Trump is going to (try to) shut down the reporting, but here is how he shuts down the investigation.
Currently, Mueller is protected by a set of rules that would require Trump to ask people to do things they are not allowed to do, or could refuse to do, and unless he gets a Robert Bork on the case, that won’t work.
But, the rules are not laws, and they do not exist because of laws. They exist because of executive authority bestowed on the Justice Department.
(Trump, in case you were keeping track, is the executive.)
All Trump has to do is to write an executive order or two getting rid of those rules, and implementing new rules, including a rule that says he can fire any prosecutor working for the Justice department. Sis bam boom, as they say in Queens, Mueller is out.
What could happen then is, of course, Congress makes a move to put a law in place making the special prosecutor position protected. But don’t hold your breath.
Those bastards in the Republican Congress would have to get a 2/3rds majority to override a Trump veto, and they can’t even get a spoonfull of oatmeal to their mouths without dropping it on their laps, so that’s not going to happen. So the investigation will end.
Maybe we can vote in a Democratic Congress, but it won’t be veto proof. We’re stuck with the Republican obstruction and a Trump presidency until 2020.
Or perhaps we take other action, like a general strike against the government or something. I don’t know. But, the Mueller Time Fantasy will probably have to wait for a few years.
But when it happens, it will be nice: