Three California Democrats threatened Donald Trump in the last few days should he fire the deputy AG Rod Rosenstein or the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump sent off a few tweets that has the media and Democrats apoplectic.
We’ve yet to see if Rosenstein and Mueller set Trump up. Many swear by the trustworthiness of both men. It does, however, appear to be a set up to a lot of Americans.
Rep. Ted Lieu, a California Rep., said Friday that Congress would “begin impeachment proceedings” against President Trump if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the fundamental principle that no one is above the law,” Lieu said on MSNBC. “And if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, and then [get] special counsel Mueller fired, I believe Congress would begin impeachment proceedings.”
Rep. Adam Schiff, also from Commiefornia, said Friday that Congress would “unite to stop [Trump] if he tried to fire the two men.
“It has become clear that President Trump believes that he has the power to fire anyone in government he chooses and for any reason, including special counsel Robert Mueller,” Schiff said in a statement. “That is not how the rule of law works, and Congress will not allow the president to so egregiously overstep his authority.”
“If President Trump were to try to replicate [former President Richard] Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre by firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in addition to Mueller, Congress must unite to stop him – without respect to party, and for the sake of the nation,” he said.
He seems confident that he has Republicans on board.
In the Senate, another California Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein threatened Trump
“The message the president is sending through his tweets is that he believes the rule of law doesn’t apply to him and that anyone who thinks otherwise will be fired. That’s undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president’s oath of office,” Feinstein said in a statement Friday.
“It’s becoming clear to me that the president has embarked on an effort to undermine anyone with the ability to bring any misdeeds to light, be that Congress, the media or the Justice Department. The Senate should not let that happen. We’re a nation of laws that apply equally to everyone, a lesson the president would be wise to learn,” she said.
The President can fire whoever he wants. Normally we’d say Trump has nothing to worry about since Republicans have the majority in the congress. But then we thought about who the Republicans are.
Trump would have every right to fire these two. Why did Rosenstein hire Mueller knowing he is friends with Comey? Mueller should have recused himself according to the rules of the DoJ. Mueller is even hiring Democrat donors to investigate the case/s.
At least one of the lawyers is sketchy.