Is Trump dumb enough to fire Mueller?

Is Donald Trump about to send us into a constitutional crisis?

It turns out Donald Trump is under investigation after all.

According to the Washington Post - the special counsel led by former FBI director Robert Mueller is looking into whether the president committed obstruction of justice when firing James Comey:

"Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say"

The New York Times - meanwhile - is reporting that:

"Mr. Mueller's investigation was looking at money laundering by Trump associates."

Is Trump dumb enough to fire Mueller?


howardb4 44 weeks 6 days ago

Not a matter of being dumb or not. Trump is psychologically deeply flawed and this Malignant Narcissism prevents him from rational behavior. Particularly when he perceives him being attacked. Anything is possible from this creature.

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babygirl 44 weeks 6 days ago

I think he is sinking in the quicksand of the "SWAMP", and yes he is that stupid.

ScottFromOz 44 weeks 6 days ago

I don't think it's a matter of whether he's dumb enough to do it. It's that this is his modus operandi. When you're in trouble, fire someone. All Trump's adult life has been one long stretch of being one step ahead of the law. Running from one lawsuit and another, casting legal hand grenades and lies in his wake as stalling and diversionary tactics. It is the only way he knows how to operate.

I believe he will fire Mueller and anyone else who gets too close and we will have four years of scandal and criminal activity by POTUS, sanctioned and abetted by the Republicans in congress. Trump and his Republican co-conspirators will cut across every legal principle and historic convention that gets in the way of them ramming through their oligarch focussed agenda, and stacking the political system irreversibly in their favor.

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randolphgarriso... 44 weeks 6 days ago

YES HE IS! However it really depends on how much of a smoke screen the corporation corrupt republicans require at the time.

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alizaalbornoz 44 weeks 6 days ago

Yes, he is dumb enough. But more than that: he is a sure of himself bully, who has gotten away with the most incredible things...embarrassed our country to no end, deplorable choices, squandering our tax dollars on his vacations, lied and contradicted himself constantly, running our country on twitter, appointed the worst kinds of people to run (dismantle) our education, environment, courts, health system....and so much more: AND SO FAR, NO-ONE HAS STOPPPED HIM, because we have a House and Senate run by criminals, financed and master minded by the Koch and gang...all sure they can ransack and do whatever they want with their billions. So far it is working for them....what is there to stop them????

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Riverplunge 44 weeks 6 days ago

Who cares? I'm sick of stupidity.. And stupid voters.

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2950-10K 44 weeks 6 days ago

Never mind Trump dumping Mueller, more importantly, the Kochs want Trump dumped in order to install Pence. The fix is in, so the Dems need to block any attempt to impeach until after the 2018 elections. The only other option is to demand the election be declared invalid.

We were attacked by Putin's cyber infantry plain and simple, we are at war. Is Reality Winner the only patriot willing to fight back? The CIA has intel that will bring down the entire Teapublican Party. We need more patriots to step up with these leaks.

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Brucethebuilder 44 weeks 5 days ago

Tom read an amazing post about Mueller and his history vs Trump and his lies.

Does anyone know where that exists?

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deepspace 44 weeks 4 days ago

Bruce: Here's the link to Mikel Jollett's (6-15-17) tweet storm. Also, it was too good not to copy in its entirety. (To save space, it's organized into paragraphs; otherwise, it's verbatim.) Feel free to spread it around:

Mikel Jollett: Ask yourself: Is the guy who got a Purple Heart then served 5 presidents the one hurting America? Or is it the guy who admires dictators?

Newt Gingrich: Mueller is now clearly the ti[p of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency.

Mikel Jollett: Let's just talk for a moment about how far-fetched @newtgingrich's claim is here. He's saying the entire IC community is out to get Trump. So one of two things is true. Either: 1. They are. or 2. Trump is lying, the FBI/CIA/NSA know it and Republicans are covering for him.

Both Mueller and Comey are lifelong Republicans. Between them,they served under Reagan, Bush HW, Clinton, and Trump.

These are the guys that went to the bedside of Richard Ashcroft in 2004 & said if unlawful wire-tapping didn't stop IMMEDIATELY they'd quit. To be clear: unlawful wiretapping would have made them MORE POWERFUL given what their jobs as Deputy Attorney General and head of FBI. But it was unlawful and stretched the limits of privacy and these guys BELIEVE IN THE CONSTITUTION. So they threatened to quit over it.

Mueller was a marine. In Vietnam he received the Bronze Star, two Commendation Medals and the Purple Heart. He went to law school and became a US Attorney prosecuting financial fraud, terrorism and public corruption cases, and money laundering. He became head of the FBI the week before 9/11, served through W. Bush's terms & was then asked by Obama to stay on for TWO ADDITIONAL YEARS.

Comey was on the WHITEWATER COMMITTEE investigating that Clinton scandal. As US attorney he also investigated Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich. IOW, this guy is hardly a Clinton hack. As his reputation spread, he was on the short list for the Supreme Court to replace Souter. This pissed off Left activists bc so many saw him as a W Republican He later signed an amicus curiae brief in support of same-sex marriage.

The big take home point: there is NOTHING in the careers of either Mueller or Comey that suggest corruption or thirst for power. So if Gingrich is right, these guys, after decades of public service, along w the ENTIRE Intelligence Community, turned against rule of law.

Now let's consider the other possibility: Trump is lying.

Trump LIED about Obama being a U.S. citizen. He LIED when he said he'd release his taxes. He LIED about his inauguration crowd. Trump LIED saying 3 million "illegals" voted. He LIED saying he had a secret 30 day plan to defeat ISIS. He LIED saying Obama founded ISIS. He LIED saying global warming is a hoax created by China. He LIED saying Ted Cruz’s father killed JFK. He LIED saying Sanders wants a 90% tax. He LIED saying he didn't know David Duke. He LIED saying his father wasn't arrested at a Klan rally. He LIED saying crime was on the rise. He LIED saying black people kill 81% of white homicide victims. He LIED when he said he saw Muslims celebrating after 9/11.

And most importantly to this discussion, he LIED ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP TO VLADIMIR PUTIN.

So far these members of Trump's inner circle have close ties to Russia: Paul Manafort; Michael Flynn; Jeff Sessions; Carter Page; Jared Kushner.


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Leonard Bohlman 44 weeks 4 days ago

Russia and America united under Oligarchy. The world will soon folllow. Peace at last!

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Dianereynolds 44 weeks 4 days ago

Maybe better, rephrase the question,

is President Trump dumb enough to keep leftie/socialists on the edge of a cliff with their hair on fire?

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2950-10K 44 weeks 4 days ago

Diane...LMAO.... So you actually think Trump has control over the situation. Are you slow or something?

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