Earlier this morning, I said the following about the suggestion that Donald Trump is on the verge of firing special counsel Robert Mueller:
So Donald Trump is, by some accounts, about to make a catastrophic mistake. I mean, he makes catastrophic mistakes all the time, but now, he’s thinking about firing special counsel Robert Mueller.
Make no mistake, firing Mueller would be a PR disaster for Trump. It would put him in the position of having fired the FBI Director leading the investigation into the administration’s ties to Moscow and then firing the special counsel appointed to resume that same investigation.
Nope, nothing suspicious about that.
And while plenty of aides have apparently told Trump that the worst thing he could possibly do at this juncture is terminate Mueller, you and I both know that he'd sooner risk firing Mueller than he would risk an honest investigation into his administration's Kremlin ties.
If he's willing to fire an FBI Director and then brag to the Russians about it the very next day (in the Oval Office no less), then there's every reason to believe he'd kick the special counsel to the curb at a moment's notice. Indeed, it was clear from the
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