The testimony of former FBI Direct James Comey has set a trap door for the Independent Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The revelation by Comey to Congress that he arranged the leaking of his memo leak in order to form a special counsel, makes Mueller an invalid actor. Add to this the fact that Comey and Mueller are long time pals and it is even worse. Newt Gingrich says that Congress needs to fire Mueller and here is why.
As Written by Allahpundit for Hot Air:
We haven’t yet reached the point where big-name Trumpers are calling on him to pull the trapdoor on Mueller but we’re getting closer. At least one, Newt Gingrich, has already called for Mueller to be removed — by Congress, however, not the president.
“I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel, because Comey makes so clear that it’s the poison fruit of a deliberate manipulation by the FBI director leaking to the New York Times, deliberately set up this particular situation. It’s very sick,” Gingrich told radio host John Catsimatidis.
“It’s very clear that Comey hates Trump,” he added.
Watch the first clip below and you’ll find Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow refusing to rule out the possibility of Trump firing Mueller himself, although he adds that he can’t imagine the subject arising. Why are even stalwart Trumpers like Newt and Sekulow sidestepping the idea of Trump terminating Mueller directly, despite what Sekulow says about the “unitary executive” understanding of Article II giving Trump the power to fire anyone in the executive branch? Simple. They know that the president firing the special counsel would be a Category Five political sh*tstorm, far beyond even the backlash Trump got for firing Comey. The “Saturday night massacre” comparisons to Nixon and Archibald Cox would be ubiquitous, especially if deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller, refused Trump’s order to fire him and resigned instead. It would be a spectacular political own-goal from a guy whom even Comey admits isn’t under investigation (or wasn’t as of May), deepening the suspicions that he’s trying to obstruct justice even though, as best anyone can tell, he’s in no legal danger himself………..
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