Wednesday 1/31 – #TrumpWatergate

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The following is an excerpt from a great article on the strategy to stop the Mueller investigation. This backroom war demonstrates how badly Trump needs this investigation stopped and how desperately we need to know if our leader is a criminal or not..

“If I Can’t Fire Mueller, Who Can I Fire?

In June, 2017, Trump directed White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, though McGahn refused and threatened to resign if Trump demanded it. It appears that the threat of major public backlash has since deterred Trump from firing Mueller (Trump has now repeatedly said he is not going to fire him).

Instead, a plan appears to have been in the works to achieve similar ends (crippling the Mueller investigation), but in a way that sidesteps the public backlash of a Mueller firing.

The Washington Post reported on January 27, 2018 that Trump wants to fire Rosenstein.  This would allow Trump to install a new Deputy AG who he believes would be willing to hamper Mueller’s investigation using oversight power, by blocking investigatory and prosecutorial steps that Mueller wants to take.

This type of investigatory hindrance could occur without the public or Congress knowing that Mueller’s actions are being blocked. Rosenstein’s replacement would not have to tell Congress about any blocking of Mueller’s proposed actions until after the investigation is complete; this is when the regulations would require Rosenstein’s replacement to report any curtailed actions to the Chairmen & Ranking Members of the Senate & House Judiciary Committees.

OK, I’ll Fire and Replace Rosenstein. But on What Grounds? Continue reading “Wednesday 1/31 – #TrumpWatergate”