Skip to comments.Former CIA chief: Officials Should ‘Refuse’ To Fire Mueller If Trump Asks
Posted on 07/25/2017 8:22:26 AM PDT by Enlightened1
Former CIA Director John Brennan said he believes if the White House tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, officials should refuse to do so. Those orders would be inconsistent with the duties of the executive branch, he said.
First of all, I think its the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry out some of these orders that are again inconsistent with what this country is all about, Brennan told CNNs Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum.
I would just hope this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans and Democrats are going to see that the future of this country is at stake, and there needs to be some things done for the good of the future, he continued.
Brennans comments come as tension between President Trump and Mueller, who was appointed to lead the probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, has mounted in recent days.
Trump warned Mueller in a New York Times interview on Wednesday not to look into his past business transactions, however Bloomberg reported on Thursday that Mueller was already delving into Trumps financial ties.
The Washington Post reported on Friday that Trumps legal team was exploring ways to use what they say are Muellers conflicts of interests to benefit the president in the investigation.
Mueller has wide bipartisan support despite Trump's criticism. Brennan, who served during the Obama administration, expressed his confidence in Mueller at the forum, saying they dont come any better.
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It would be perfect if the recused Sessions did the firing.
(Of his assistant first, of course).
Spoken like a true Muslim!
Treason. Prosecute him.
Brennan is one of Obama’s real bitter clingers.
Trump should have fired ANYONE appointed by, or associated with, Brennan on his first day.
Its better to have a bureaucracy that temporarily can’t function, rather than an undercover one functioning to destroy Trump and this country.
Democrat Vice President Al Gore was caught, CAUGHT, with suitcases full of bribery money from the government of China.
The Democrats just smiled.
Brennan...Get a dictionary and look up the meaning of the word “former”...
Today, you “ain’t sh!t”
Frog march John
If he were anything other than a partisan hack, he would not have opined.
Fortunately for him there was no controlling legal authority.
“If Trump Asks”
WTF over? Trump can ask for the resignation, but there is no asking about firing.
Trump is the President and can fire at will. If you don’t understand that prepare to be fired.
Oh really? What enemy has he just provided comfort to? I thought only Democrats threw around the treason card without having any clue what it means. Apparently I was wrong.
A tad bit off-topic (or maybe not), but a rumor has swirled around Brennen for years, a rumor saying that he converted to Islam.
Now here’s the interesting thing. Left-leaning, left-excusing Snopes says that this rumor is “unproven”. Not false, but unproven. It is also worth noting that when Brennan was sworn in as CIA director, he used a copy of the Constitution, not a Bible.
Make of all that what you will. But I for wonder about his core motivations.
Then these “officials” need to be removed by the United States Marine Corp.
If an executive branch official feels that a presidential order or directive is illegal or in other ways objectionable, his proper recourse of action is to refuse to follow the order - and to submit his resignation.
It's been done before. Saturday Night Massacre
What's not proper is to refuse to follow the order and then to continue on as if following presidential orders wasn't part of your job.
Brennan, please shut up and go away. You are an embarrassment to the United States.
2) Find patriots with a spine and the will to declare war against enemies of America, foreign and(more importantly)domestic.
3) Ignore the(deep-state)colluding presstitutes...
...let the deep-state squirm straight(back)to hell.
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