Special Counsel Robert Muller’s Russia investigation is not only a political witch hunt but “an attack on our country,” President Donald Trump complained on Monday. The FBI raided the office and hotel room of Trump’s personal lawyer in an effort to seize documents related to a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
As the investigation draws ever nearer to the president himself, conservatives in multiple media outlets have openly speculated about whether the president will fire Robert Mueller and create a constitutional crisis.
Check it out per Breitbart:
President Donald Trump continued his frustrated rant against the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller after the office of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen was raided.
“Attorney–client privilege is dead!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday morning, decrying the investigation as “A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!”
Trump told reporters on Monday night that the raid was “a real disgrace,” “an attack on our country,” and “an attack on what we all stand for.”
“When I saw this and when I heard it — I heard it like you did — I said, that is really now on a whole new level of unfairness,” the president continued.
He condemned Mueller’s investigation as “a pure and simple witch hunt” and reminded reporters that many people had suggested that he fire the Special Counsel.
“We’ll see what happens. I think it’s disgraceful, and so does a lot of other people,” he said.
And here’s more from Politico:
President Donald Trump on Monday dangled the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, slamming the federal prosecutor’s involvement in the raid of his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen as a “disgrace.”
After news broke that the FBI earlier in the day had seized documents in properties linked to Cohen in New York, reportedly through a referral from Mueller, the president was pressed by reporters about the possibility of dismissing the former bureau director as special counsel.
“This is the most biased group of people, these people have the biggest conflicts of interest I’ve ever seen,” Trump said. “Democrats all — or just about all, either Democrats or a couple of Republicans that worked for President Obama.”
The president also questioned why federal authorities were “not looking at the other side” and focusing on his former opponent in the general election, Hillary Clinton, reviving his long-running criticisms of the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation into her private email server.
And while it’s obvious that the motivation behind the investigation is political in nature, we’re not sure as to the president’s best strategy going forward. By terminating Robert Mueller, it seems that it would put President Trump in “Richard Nixon territory,” and that would be tantamount to political suicide.
What should the president do?
Fire Muller or let the investigation run it’s course?