Until the bitter end

Until the bitter end

by digby

Paul Ryan will always be an an asshole ...

Speaker Paul Ryan said he doesn’t believe there is a need for Congress to pass any kind of legislation aimed at protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from termination.

“I don't think it's necessary,” the Wisconsin Republican said during an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” when specifically asked whether he would bring such a bill to the House floor if it passed the Senate. “I don't think he's going to fire Mueller.”

“First of all, I don't think he should be fired,” Ryan reiterated. “I think he should be left to do his job, and I don't think they're really contemplating this. We’ve had plenty of conversations about this. It's not in the president's interest to do that. We have a rule of law system. No one is above that rule of law system.”

That's nice that he believes that. That he thinks Trump believes it or even understands it is not believable. He knows very well that Trump could easily pull the plug at any minute and he obviously thinks it's a good idea for him to have that ability and know that his Republicans will stand aside and let him do it.