So is this the week that Donald Trump tries to fire Robert Mueller or nah?

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I was happily burrowed in my little tennis-watching hole this weekend (vamos DelPo!!!) but I did keep my eye on all of the absolutely insane political shenanigans. I saw a tweet, months ago, which was basically like “if you stop paying attention to the news for two solid days, you get whiplash from trying to catch up with all the sh-t that happens hour by hour.” To summarize the past 72 hours, Trump/Sessions fired Andrew McCabe at DOJ for petty, nonsensical reasons. McCabe was just two days away from retiring and getting his full pension, just to add another petty level. This is how Trump explained it:

And on and on. Honestly, he tweeted a lot of sh-t but it feels like those tweets are being archived for future use at some kind of impeachment hearing or criminal trial, who knows. In addition to making the unhinged case for why McCabe “deserved” to be fired because his wife donated money to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Trump also started tweeting sh-t about Bob Mueller. Which has led some people to wonder aloud: is this the week that Trump tries to fire Bob Mueller?

This was actually the first time (??) that Trump tweeted out the name “Mueller.” Apparently, his lawyers warned him not to go after Mueller directly in tweets, but since Trump is a f–king idiot, he did it anyway. Now sources say that we should expect Trump to start attacking Mueller and the investigation more directly. Which leads me back to the central question: is this the week that all hell breaks loose and Trump tries to fire Mueller?

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  1. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Favorite weekend quote:

    “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption become known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history.” Brennan

  2. Jenns says:

    Several good points have been made that Trump will push limits to see what he can get away with. And if there are no push backs to his actions, he views himself invincible And considering the total silence from Republican leaders, he’s moving forward with what he wants to do.

    Which means he’ll probably try to fire Mueller.

    Also a good reminder that Republicans 1. Agree with what Trump says and does. 2. Probably want Mueller fired so this goes away. 3. Will always put party over country.

  3. Sequinedheart says:

    He’s like an immature high schooler. “I can’t believe you were friends with that person once. Like we can’t be friends. ugh, ew,, I’m gonna tweet about it”.
    I was talking about him trying to fire Muller III with my mom-in-law over the weekend. I feel if he were to do that, there would be a mutiny!

  4. Eric says:

    Don’t forget that it has been reported that POUTS Emperor Zero has already tried to fire Mr Mueller.
    A desperate POUTS is attempting to character assassinate an ex-Marine, ex-FBI Director.
    If he fires Mueller there will a never-ending stream of special prosecutors investigating POUTS until he is impeached, indicted on criminal charges, and imprisoned for the rest of his life.
    Schneiderman, Schneiderman!

    • Christin says:

      Sometimes I worry about how spineless our elected officials appear to be, but the legal system surely has enough checks and balances to not be derailed. At least I hope so.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      By firing people in the FBI and installing Sessions above them, Trump is using his Executive powers to squeeze the judicial system. He already has the Legislature under his control, this is the next step. A free press is that unofficial branch that’s only partly doing its job: It screwed up during the campaign and still harps on ‘palace intrigue’ instead of not-so-creeping totalitarianism. It should have blown the roof off on the Koch brothers and the Mercers/DeVos/Prince by now, the Dominionist movement in government, the Council for National Policy, and even Cambridge Analytica — everything was there to be seen.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I think the only thing holding him back is that he is afraid of the state of New York. There is so much more they can do and have records going way back. It could even bleed over into New Jersey because of his casino. And possibly Las Vegas and California.
      He can’t escape this. No matter how hard he tries.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Good theory. I’ll go with this, it makes me feel better. : )

      • magnoliarose says:

        :) Me too.

        I don’t think he wants a part of New York. He has so many enemies, and then it reopens investigations into his sham modeling agency and bogus charities. If they wanted they could dig into his father they could. And then the Kushners and their very shady real estate deals that could send Charles back to prison. If they can find links they will because he is loathed by people with power and grudges they would love to settle with him. Including Bloomberg and the Clintons.
        I believe there are also some questionable connections with Israeli gangsters. Construction is virtually mobbed to the hilt as are many of the services provided to hotels. That would lead to the Russian mob, not just the Italians. They could dig into Mel, her parents and so much more. There would be no public state outcry or anything to stop them.

        Federal prison is much more comfortable than a state facility. He should consider that.

      • Holly hobby says:

        Dickless ken will be nailed for ny charges and going to jail before orangino. His co filed false documents with the state of ny. Schneiderman, I hope you’re getting the paperwork ready.

    • notasugarhere says:

      No, if he fires Mueller the Republicans will let him get away with it. They’ll also stop any future attempts at finding the truth. They aren’t interested in democracy or truth, they are interest in protecting the special interests that fund them staying in office. Not one Republican has a spine.

  5. Christin says:

    Stormy weather is brewing (pun intended). Desperation to change the headlines before Sunday’s interview, coupled with fear of where the investigation is going, could lead to a Friday/Saturday firing.

  6. Elkie says:

    Do you know who else has donated multiple times to Clinton’s past campaigns?

    Step forward Donny Two Scoops! Also, I am curious why he thinks a democrat contributing to another democrat is somehow scandalous?

    Still, this is all completely normal. We all remember how Hillary was desperately tweeting conspiracy theories on the toilet about Trey Gowdy and the house intel committee during the Benghazi inquest whilst Facebook faced billions of dollars in lawsuits for facilitating Cambridge Analytica’s malfeasance during an election on her behalf and her best buddy Poots was helped to election victory in Russia by unapologetic ballot box stuffing, as the sanctions against his cronies that congress passed by 500+ to 5 remained unactioned….

  7. Nicole says:

    Yea Mueller is next and that’s will spell the official end times for sure. Because at that point there is nothing the GOP can say that will salvage this sinking ship. Reminder that the people he’s fired have been lifelong republicans and Mueller is a republican. So party over country (when it suits them).

  8. kate says:

    53 % of white women.
    62 % of white men.
    Never forget who sold this country to Trump, his cronies and Russia because they could not stand the idea of a black president or a female one, or a society just a tiny less unequal.
    Never forget who came to his supporters’ defense with the “economic anxiety” bs, the “not all Trump voters are racist” mantra.
    Never forget the uproar about the “deplorable” comment.
    Never forget the “they are both the same”, “lesser of two evils” crowd.

    • llc says:

      And then there were the Jill Stein voters and all the people who couldn’t be bothered to vote at all.

      • MoAnne says:

        Some 45% of ppl. DIDN’T vote! I remember talking to some young college kids about voting, and got the following answers: “Too tired,” “the line was too long,” “I don’t care about politics,” and “they’re both the same.” Shaking my head.

        Recently, Betsy DeVos just made it harder to for ppl. to pay back their student loans, because she’s the corrupt pusher for loan corporation interests.

        How’s those loans piling up kids? You sold out your future to thieves. Should have voted….

      • jetlagged says:

        The bright side to all of this (if there is a bright side) is that it has now become agonizingly clear just how important voting is. All of those that were apathetic and uninvolved before now have concrete proof that voting does indeed matter, and even just a few votes can make a difference. In larger cities, a single high school can have six hundred or more kids in each grade. The margin of victory in the recent Pennsylvania special election was 627 votes. There needs to be organized efforts to get every kid registered to vote the very second they turn 18.

      • Skippy says:

        I am a Jill Stein voter. I believe one should vote their conscious.
        In my little county there were 39 folks registered as Green Party yet 95 voted GP.

      • jwoolman says:

        Skippy- we have a binary system. Like it or not, the winner will be the Republican candidate or the Democratic candidate. If both are rational, non-dangerous, and reasonably competent – go ahead and vote your conscience for Jill Stein. Voting for third parties does promote change over the long haul.

        But when one candidate is a ruthless grifter, a conman from Queens who has cheated small contractors and vendors into bankruptcy and laundered money for criminals for decades, who is an extreme narcissist prone to narcissistic rages and in hock to a hostile foreign government, a serial sexual harasser,
        a pathological liar who pulls ridiculous false statistics out of the air in his attempt to scare us all under our beds, a man who incites violence against peaceful protesters, a man who says so many hateful things about people of different ethnicities and religions that school bullies quote him as they harass immigrant, refugee, and Muslim schoolmates, a marshmallow who fluctuates with the wind except in his praise of the thug heading up the hostile government to which he is in hock, a Nazi sympathizer whose close advisers include neonazis and white supremacists, a life-long racist, an ignoramus who refuses to learn anything about how our system functions or what issues we and the rest of the world are facing, etc. etc. etc. — voting third party is not voting your conscience. It is ignoring your conscience, which if functioning properly should have told you to vote for the sane candidate so the batshit crazy one couldn’t destroy us and trigger WWIII.

        You could deal with the sane candidate on issues of importance to you, just as I have had to do with every single President I’ve lived under as a voting adult for almost fifty years. You cannot deal with a President like Trump, who is only interested in making a profit for himself, pumping himself up as the bestest President ever in the history of the world, and avoiding getting killed by the hostile foreign government to which he is in hock if he doesn’t come through with lifting those sanctions for them.

  9. B n A fn says:

    Where are Mitch and Ryan. The thing I don’t understand is, why don’t the congress pass a law that the dotard cannot fire Mr Mueller. I read a comment somewhere this week about Ryan and Mitch not standing up. The person commented, “ you cannot stand up when you have no spine.” I do not read the dotard tweets, it’s a waste of time. Why should I read a pack of lies every day, every hour from a mad man. I’m so exhausted 😩.

    • Layla Beans says:

      Mitch and Ryan are just as bad. My money says the Russians have kompromat on them, too. Putin has been playing the long game and now we’re paying for it.

    • Swack says:

      From CNN: “Republican leaders have said they see no reason to intervene given what they considered good cooperation between the White House and the Mueller team.”

      Also this from CNN: “Senators introduced two bipartisan bills last year aimed at protecting a special counsel from political pressure from the White House. The “Special Counsel Integrity Act,” introduced by Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, would allow a special counsel to be fired only for “misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or other good cause, including violation of DOJ policies.”
      Another bill, the “Special Counsel Independence Protection Act,” was introduced by Graham and Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and would require a federal judge to first sign off on any action to discipline or fire a special counsel.
      The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in September that looked at the two bills, but the legislation has gone nowhere since then.”

  10. minx says:

    My gut feeling is no. Don’t know why.

  11. grabbyhands says:

    Him firing Mueller seems inevitable at this point. We have to hope that Mueller is smart enough to have prepared for this and has several back up plans in place, because once he’s gone the GOP will consider it case closed unless failsafes were already in place.

  12. Eric says:

    I said last week that Mueller has contingency plans for his contingency plans. He has anticipated being fired since he took over Comey’s investigation.

    If fired, Mueller will ignite a “trigger plan” that will make everyone’s head explode, especially Emperor Zero.

    Everyone relax.

  13. Catlady says:

    It would take a lot for Trump to be able to fire Mueller because he cannot do it directly. Rod Rosenstein is the one that has to fire Mueller, and since he appointed him it is highly unlikely that he would fire him. It’s a complicated process and while it could be done, Trump can’t just say “you’re fired” and call it a day. A good explanation of how this works can be found here:
    https://www.factcheck.org/2017/06/can-trump-fire-mueller/

    • B n A fn says:

      @catlady, I believe he would fire Rosenstein in a heart beat if he believed there would be no backlash. I believe he understand that the people would not stand for it because they know he would want to put one of his flunkys in his place to fire Mr Mueller. I do agree with you he could not fire Mueller himself, he has to go through the steps. I also don’t understand why the News media always forget to say he cannot fire Mueller.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      He could fire Sessions. Rosenstein would no longer be in charge because Sessions replacement wouldn’t need to be recused like Sessions did. (I hope I’m wrong!). Mueller report would go to Sessions replacement, not Rosenstein.

      I think session replacement would need confirmation, but would they have an acting replacement?

    • SlightlyAnonny says:

      Random yet connected. I use the Peel remote control app on my phone with ads. For WEEKS I’ve been seeing an ad about how awful Rod Rosenstein in, how he’s careerist, beltway insider, yadda. I never let it play out but next time I see it, I will. I wonder what lovely Russian org is funding it.

  14. PunkyMomma says:

    Yes, this is the week. A few Republicans have finally found their tongues and were voicing their opinion(s) that Cheeto should allow Mueller to complete his investigation, which to me is a CYA move on their part.

    The big trigger this week will not be the list of questions Mueller submitted to Cheeto this weekend. IMO, Cheeto is more enraged by the upcoming Stormy Daniels/60 Minutes interview.

    Expect all hell to break loose this week.

    • Louisa says:

      Speaking of Stormy, she must have something really good on him. His name is now on the lawsuit against her is she talks and I can’t imagine that a plain old fashioned ‘affair’ would derail him this much. His base believes he had an affair with her and they don’t care so she has to have so much more to tell. I actually worry for her tbh.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Yes, what is it – images? Images that would confirm the dossier? Horrible, nauseating, humiliating images?

      Or did Putin call him direct while they were napping?

    • notasugarhere says:

      They were pathetic, milquetoast “Oh gee, he shouldn’t fire him”. No Republican is going to stand up and do the right thing.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I think the key is the paternity clause in her contract. Why would that be there? My theory is that she became pregnant and had an abortion or a miscarriage. That would be a killer. That would turn off the Pro-Life crowd.
      There may be more but that just seems odd. Is it something he puts in all of the NDAs or just hers?
      There is probably a load of other damning things and there are 6 other women coming forward so it is for sure a simmering volcano.

      • Jayna says:

        Nothing turns off the Deplorables They know he’s not a true Christian nor family man. As long as he pretends to be and keeps doing the bidding of the far right while in office and being a bully to his own party and the Dems, they are over the moon.

    • minx says:

      There are rumors that Trump is a submissive, and I can buy that–he fits the profile. Stormy is also known as “Mistress Stormy.” His base would forgive sex with just about anyone, but they would be horrified by their macho leader trussed up and meekly obeying a dominatrix. The golden showers rumors tie into this, a need for domination/humiliation. Stephen Colbert hinted about this last week, about Trump being a “bad boy.”
      Stormy’s lawyer denied any pregnancy/abortion angle, so I don’t think it’s that.

    • Christin says:

      I also think Stormy is making him shake in his cheeseburger stained sheets. The past couple of weeks have further solidified that theory.

      What does she have to tell is the big question. Her attorney seems confident that the TV interview will answer a lot. I wasted a couple of hours of my life watching the Capone vault fiasco, so I’m prepared to tune in Sunday and hear/see what she reveals.

  15. Tiffany :) says:

    I’ve let my boyfriend know that if Mueller gets fired we have to take to the streets. Get your game plans ready!

    • still_sarah says:

      I’m in Canada but for that, I would travel to the US to protest. Just have to think of a good story to tell to get across the border – “Yes, officer, I am a senior citizen and I am going shopping in Buffalo – on the same day as the protest in Washington. What a coincidence!”

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      As it happens, the nationwide marching infrastructure will already be in place Saturday, the 24th, for the students’ anti-gun rallies. Trump would be an idiot to pull something at the end of the week, but then again, Trump is an idiot, and Hope Hicks, amateur that she was, might still have been able to point out how poor that timing would be.

      • Kelly says:

        Rumor has it that while Hope Hicks was good at coddling Trump, she encouraged some of his worst impulses. It was Hicks that arranged a surreptitious meeting with the press, with no senior staff notified, and no stenographers present. She babied and cosseted him, but she was not appealing to his better angels.

  16. Merritt says:

    He is certainly going to try. I feel like he will get rid of Kelly first though. Who knows? He is so erratic, I doubt he even knows who is still around.

  17. notasugarhere says:

    Possibly. On MSNBC this morning the Republican strategist said Drumpf will fire Mueller and the Republicans will stand back and do nothing. All the other guests agreed. The Republicans are kowtowing, ass-kissing, lock-step cowards and will do nothing to save Democracy from this madman.

  18. Lindy says:

    Check out Moveon.org, they’re putting together a rapid response action in the event of Mueller being fired. You can search by your ZIP code to find emergency rallies and protests. They’re already working to secure permits and infrastructure to be ready to go. I’m 8 months pregnant and have an 8yo and I swear unless I’m actually in labor, if Cheeto Hitler cans Mueller, I’m going to one of the protests.

  19. Nicegirl says:

    Is this the week? I don’t know what to think, it’s all so scary to me, really. I thought the talk about Trump winning the election was all hype until the morning after, and nothing has been the same since. I was so sure HRC would prevail. I don’t know what to believe, but I know I’m hoping for a Mueller Miracle. I’m on the edge of my seat.

    Thank you Lindy for the protest info link.

  20. wood dragon says:

    Did you hear about the draconian NDAS that Trump is making all of his staff in the WH sign?
    They are being forbidden from talking EVER.
    Not sure this would hold up in court though.

  21. Veronica says:

    “Hardened Democrats” would be a hilarious charge for the FBI if I didn’t know his followers were dumb enough to fall for it. How easy it is to apparently forget that Mueller came to power under Bush as a Republican when he’s the one in your way.

    • jwoolman says:

      What exactly is a hardened Democrat? I’ve never heard that phrase before.

      I only know the term in phrases like hardened against nuclear attack or electromagnetic pulses. In those contexts, it means made more resistant to such events, using protective measures so they hopefully won’t be made nonfunctional by the event.

      So I wonder how The Donald is using it. Maybe he means die-hard Democrats? Maybe he briefly tuned in long enough to hear military or intelligence people talk about hardened facilities and he thinks he sounds knowledgeable if he says it? Does he have any idea what it actually means?

  22. Shappalled says:

    I’m still not convinced they’re going to get him on collusion.

  23. schmootc says:

    I don’t get why Cambridge Analytica blew up now. I read about that months ago and was appalled. And also happy that I’m not on Facebook. I know a crapload of data is out there about me anyway, of course, but this allows me to pretend a little longer. In any case, must be because the Brits are calling CA and FB to task for it, but it was pretty horrible to begin with!

  24. Mommy2b says:

    Has anyone seen Jim Carry’s drawing of Trump as the Wicked Witch of the West?

  25. why? says:

    Where to begin? There are absolutely no adults in the WH(it was sickening watching the press tell us that Hope Hicks and Gary Cohn were the adults in the WH after all of the unhinged things that the Dotard did while on their watch) and the press isn’t making matters any better because many of them have complete amnesia(everyone forgot that Pompeo and Dan Coates were meeting with a Russian who was under sanctions) or keep trying to normalize the Dotard. It doesn’t help that some reporters keep saying that there is no evidence of collusion when there is a tweet and speech of the Dotard asking the Russians to hack Hillary.

    I don’t understand why the press keeps patting Lindsay G and Trey G on the back for their comments about the Dotard firing Mueller. They say one thing in public, but behind the scene both men have worked to discredit the Trump Russian investigation, Christopher Steele, dossier, and Comey.

    Why is Mueller allowing Nunes, Grassley, Graham, and Gowdy to obstruct justice? When is he going to start charging them?

    The press also needs to stop talking to reporters like Robert Costa, Maggie H, Phillip Rucker, Peter Baker, Kelly O, Kristen W, Ashley P, and Pete Williams. They don’t present the facts, they simply are putting out more propaganda for the Dotard just liike Sarah Huckabee.

    The press(especially Pete Williams) keeps saying that the IG that recommended the firing of McCabe is nonpartisan, but clearly he was not. Just like Rosenstein wrote that letter to justify Comey’s firing when directed by the Dotard, the IG Michel H wrote that letter recommending the firing of McCabe to please the Dotard. The IG has been compromised by the Dotard and it’s obvious. How is that these people go into the WH qualified, but lose all credibility when they come in contact with the Dotard?