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A good bet

A good bet

by digby

Rick Tyler, formerly of the Ted Cruz campaign, has a prediction:

“Here’s what’s going to happen, I’m going to go out on a limb,” Tyler began. “The president has calculated now — and I think it’s true — is the reaction from the Republicans. He is going to fire Robert Mueller. And you know what’s going to happen? Nothing. That’s what’s going to happen. There will be no response from Republican leadership, from Congress.”

Tyler continued as the other guests looked on in amazement.

“He is now going about — the reason to fire [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe], the reason to deny him his retirement is he has to discredit him,” Tyler said. “And he has to systematically discredit everybody who’s involved in this Russia investigation. And he has now seen that he can do these things without any recourse. The Congress is not going to reign him in.”

The GOP strategist predicted Mueller’s firing would come “sooner rather than later, before he can get any further… on money laundering or other tangential issues.”

“Wow,” Ruhle said at the conclusion of the segment. “It is not even 9:30 on a Monday morning and Rick Tyler just knocked my socks off. I wasn’t ready for that.”


Get ready.

I don't know if this will happen. Some of this just suits Trump's desire for drama and chaos. And he might think that he's scaring Mueller into going easy. But if he's going to do it, he'll do it before November when the congress might very well change over and try to pass a law to stop him from firing Mueller. (I don't know how that would work unless the wave is so huge they could override Trump's veto ...)

But just in case he does flip the switch, here are some links you might want to bookmarks just in case:

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/18/1749958/-It-is-down-to-the-wire-on-Mueller-Investigation-Resistance-gearing-up-for-massive-rallies

Move On

https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response/search/?source=MFT

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