Donald Trump is already facing serious trouble over testimony and memos from former FBI Director James Comey proving that Trump attempted to impede his investigation into the Trump campaign team’s alleged collusion with Russian government and intelligence officials to influence the 2016 presidential election. The seriousness of that claim appears to be becoming more clear to Trump.
Trump friend and confidante Chris Ruddy, CEO and president of the conservative news media outlet, Newsmax, told PBS News Hour on Monday that Trump is considering firing Robert Mueller, the non-partisan special counsel appointed to continue the investigation into the alleged collusion as well as any other legal breaches that may arise from that investigation.
‘I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. I think he’s weighing that option. I think it’s pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently. I personally think it would be a very significant mistake.’
Most recently, the legal issue that has arisen is whether or not Trump obstructed justice when he indicated to Comey that he wanted the investigation into Michael Flynn, the national security adviser who resigned when it was revealed that he gave misleading statements about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the United States, to stop. While Trump was not personally the subject of an investigation during Comey’s tenure, he very well may be at this point.
CNN reporter April Ryan gave more information during a live appearance on Monday evening.
‘One of my sources reached out to me right before went on air and they said there’s mass hysteria in the West Wing about this. We don’t know if it’s going to happen or if it won’t happen, but what we do know: if indeed the president does fire Mueller, it shows that he’s impeding the process again.’
Should Trump follow through with firing Mueller, the questions surrounding his decision to fire Comey, as well as questions around Trump’s involvement with and the potential outcome of the Russian collusion will become even more murky.
If Trump believes the matter will be settled by firing Mueller, he is sorely mistaken. As April Ryan so succinctly state while reporting the news, it would add a significant “problem for him politically.”
For the full segment, see video below:
April Ryan on the potential of Mueller firing. “Mass hysteria in the West Wing about this” pic.twitter.com/criOQmSPmF
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