April 11, 2018

The Most Fireable Man In Washington

Mitch McConnell still won’t protect Robert Mueller.

by Chris Thomas

Robert Mueller in the Oval Office, 2012, by Pete Souza

Politico notes that the Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote today on a bill which would make it much more difficult for President Trump to dismiss Robert Mueller. The bill is a fusion of two other bills currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee, S. 1741 and S. 1735, the “Special Counsel Integrity” and “Special Counsel Independence Protection” acts, respectively.

The bills, which have prompted a rare showing of bipartisan support in the Judiciary Committee, are nonetheless dismissed as unnecessary by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who stated “I haven’t seen a clear indication yet that we need to pass something to keep him [Mueller] from being removed.”

Leader McConnell evidently does not read the New York Times, which reported that Trump has already attempted to fire Mueller twice: once in June and again in December.

Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 Presidential election has, thus far, resulted in at least nineteen indictments on charges ranging from “making false statements to the FBI” to “conspiracy to defraud the United States.” Recently, acting on a tip from Mueller, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York ordered an FBI raid on President Trump’s personal attorney’s office.

If President Trump fires Mr. Mueller the action will spark a constitutional crisis. Congress can do something about that but it remains to be seen if it will. In the meantime, We the People are all that’s there to pick up the slack. If Mueller is fired, public demonstrations are the best way to force Congress to act, so much so that it’s worth doing the planning in advance. Text MUELLER or RALLY to 50409 or any of Resistbot’s other endpoints (see below) and the ‘bot will send you details on the protest nearest you.

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