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Old January 26th, 2018, 08:56 AM   #1
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Five takeaways from Trump’s thwarted effort to fire Mueller

Five Takeaways from Trump’s Thwarted Effort to Fire Mueller


The revelation that Donald Trump sought to fire Bob Mueller last June, but reluctantly backed off after Don McGahn threatened to resign, is the latest reminder that fear of political fallout has done more to insulate the special counsel from the president than respect for the rule of law.

The showdown, first reported by the New York Times, was confirmed by two people familiar with the episode.

Trump denied the report when asked about it this morning in Davos, Switzerland. “Fake news, folks. Fake news,” the president said, without being more specific.

But other news outlets have now matched the story, as well. “A source close to the White House” confirmed to Fox News that Trump told officials he wanted to fire Mueller but was “talked out of doing so” by McGahn.

Here are five takeaways from the latest bombshell:

1. Trying to fire Mueller is a data point that could be used to build a larger obstruction case.

2. The White House’s credibility gap has become a chasm.

3. This news will create fresh momentum for Congress to take up bipartisan bills to protect Mueller, even if GOP leadership continues to pigeonhole them.

4. McGahn threatening to quit is a reminder that White House staffers do not need to enable Trump.

5. Managing Trump can be a herculean task for his top aides.


Much, much more at the link - and an extensive explanation of each point above. Link:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...nl_most&wpmm=1
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Once again, the fools swallow the fake news story.

He said he THOUGHT about firing Mueller, he did not ORDER HIS FIRING.

if the POTUS had ordered it MUELLER'S INVESTIGTATION would have ended at that very moment.
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Old January 26th, 2018, 09:26 AM   #3
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Of course the Republican President lit up Davos with shouts of "Fake news" and "failing NYT" and other clichés we have come to know and hate. But here, for your morning amusement, watch Hannity have to backpedal within minutes of claiming it didn't happen.

https://twitter.com/axios/status/956740729321197568

The guy didn't even blink an eye. I guess when you support the Republican President so much, you get used to being made to look like the fool you are.
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Of course the Republican President lit up Davos with shouts of "Fake news" and "failing NYT" and other clichés we have come to know and hate. But here, for your morning amusement, watch Hannity have to backpedal within minutes of claiming it didn't happen.

https://twitter.com/axios/status/956740729321197568

The guy didn't even blink an eye. I guess when you support the Republican President so much, you get used to being made to look like the fool you are.


R, there a whole new thread on Trump's fabulous WELCOME in Davos. Please join us on the Mr. Congeniality thread.
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Old January 26th, 2018, 09:42 AM   #5
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Once again, the fools swallow the fake news story.

He said he THOUGHT about firing Mueller, he did not ORDER HIS FIRING.

if the POTUS had ordered it MUELLER'S INVESTIGTATION would have ended at that very moment.
He brought up to counsel and counsel said he would resign if it happened.

It ended there.

To suggest anything else is naive and childish idolatry.
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Once again, the fools swallow the fake news story.

He said he THOUGHT about firing Mueller, he did not ORDER HIS FIRING.

if the POTUS had ordered it MUELLER'S INVESTIGTATION would have ended at that very moment.
Actually the only reason it didn’t happen is the WH Counsel threatened to resign if he went through with it.

Haven’t you heard? Sean Hannity has to eat crow by claiming this story was “fake news” and then had to back off when Fox News confirmed the story.
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This is a male bovine thread.. Sorry Tristan if Trump fired Mueller he would have been gone immediately ...

Did he think about firing him.. yes

But how many people have thought this about their spouce "To the moon alice to the moon" But not mean it literally
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This is a male bovine thread.. Sorry Tristan if Trump fired Mueller he would have been gone immediately ...

Did he think about firing him.. yes

But how many people have thought this about their spouce "To the moon alice to the moon" But not mean it literally
Trump didn’t “think about it”, he wanted it done. The only thing that pulled him back from the edge was the threatened resignation of the WH counsel.

The only question now is, how far are the Trump sycophants willing to twist themselves into knots trying to defend this?
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Fake news at work.

This allegedly happened 7-months ago. What took so long?

Now we have the memo story heating up, the Strzok texts, missing texts that were found. Add in Trump supposed to be poorly received in Davos, only he was very well received in Davos. Can't have all this going on at once so... Look! Trump ordered Mueller to be fired. LOL
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This allegedly happened 7-months ago. What took so long?
DO YOU READ??? DO YOU LISTEN??? CAN YOU EDUCATE YOURSELF???

The White House attorney threatened to resign if Trump carried out the threat, so Trump backed off.

Is your David-Cassidy-like-idolatry-of-Donald-Trump so great that you are simply unable to grasp the facts?

Do you sleep on Donald Trump pillowcases?

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