- Mar 19, 2015
You know he's watching TV and seething, he's already set precedent with Comey.
Not over this? I’m not sure what you are saying. As the investigation focuses and narrows on Trump interests, he could make such a move, no?Not over this, Trump doesn’t have loyalty to his underlings. When it starts to threaten his family is when he will try something. So depending on how many steps there are from the indictments and guilty plea to Trump Jr. he may act if they have incriminating evidence, otherwise if they have to turn a few more people to get there he will wait.
That was the word floating around last week led by Trump crony Steve King, when word of indictments were floating around.I thought I read somewhere that congress could also cut funding, essentially killing the investigation. Not sure that's true though.
(CNN)President Donald Trump Friday morning tweeted about the "costly" Russia investigations, the latest in a string of conservative complaints about the Russia probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
But Congress actually has little recourse to fight the budget for the special counsel.
The budget for Mueller's probe, which is investigating possible collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials and obstruction of justice, is not part of the annual funding for the Justice Department that Congress approves.
Instead, it comes out of a separate revolving Treasury Department account for "permanent, indefinite appropriations" and it is set up for things like special investigations. The special counsel has submitted his budget to the Justice Department for review.
I’m saying he won’t risk getting impeached over firing Mueller to protect the people that were indicted. When it comes to his family he probably will protect them.Not over this? I’m not sure what you are saying. As the investigation focuses and narrows on Trump interests, he could make such a move, no?
I tend to agree but looking at Comey, even his most trusted advisers told him not to do it and he did anyway. He does not do well with those who he thinks are out to get him, he let's it fester and then impulsively acts without reason.I don't think he will go down this road. It would be just too obvious and make both himself as well as campaign/administration only look worse. It also wouldn't accomplish anything as I have no doubt that other ways to continue investigations would be pursued.
He's got two choices:
1. Let the investigations play out and come to an end sometime in his presidency
2. Inflame things further, seed more doubt about him and have a cloud hanging over every single day of his presidency with no end in sight...ever.
Right, and even according to that poll Gallup still has him at 33%.37% 30 day polling average - https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/trump-approval-ratings/?ex_cid=rrpromo
Where have you been for the last 9 months? His supporters aren't interested in defending his behavior. They don't care what he does as long as it tweeks Dems/Libs.If Trump ever tried to fire Mueller it would be an admission of guilt that even his stanch supporters would not be able to defend. This is what his aides are trying to tell him.
True, but even they would hopefully realize it would look bad to fire the guy who is about to drop the hammer. Of course there is a part of the base that just thinks this is a witch hunt and Trump is a saint. The political fire that would be started would never extinguish if Trump goes through with it though.Where have you been for the last 9 months? His supporters aren't interested in defending his behavior. They don't care what he does as long as it tweeks Dems/Libs.