As the noose tightens (and the less we see and hear about what's going on in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the more serious it's nature), it appears some moves are being considered by un-indicted co- conspirator Donald "Rump" Trump.
Here's Rump confidante and Newsmax sleazeball CEO Chris Ruddy:
Chris Ruddy to @JudyWoodruff: President Trump is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who he considered for another position. pic.twitter.com/X4IIHlh8at— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) June 12, 2017
As MSNBC's Kyle Griffin notes, there's a pattern quickly developing in the Trump swamp:
In last 36 hours:— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 12, 2017
•Trump lawyer: Won't speculate on Mueller firing
•Gingrich: Rethink Mueller
•Ruddy: Trump considering terminating Mueller pic.twitter.com/o5pySNbaHN
We wouldn't put anything past this existential threat to American democracy. Rump firing James Comey didn't stop the investigation, but simply added to the growing impression that he's furiously trying to hide his criminality and/ or treasonous behavior.
We hope Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has an accurate read on the mood of Congress (but we're skeptical):
If President fired Bob Mueller, Congress would immediately re-establish independent counsel and appoint Bob Mueller. Don't waste our time.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) June 12, 2017
Call it a "tell," or "consciousness of guilt," or just plain "obstruction of justice," for Rump to do this would be in the same category (though with far greater implications for national security and democratic governance) than the "Saturday Night Massacre" that ultimately led to Richard Nixon's resignation before certain impeachment.
BONUS: Republican strategist Rick Wilson has an epic tweetstorm about the Rump enablers and "fanboys."