Skip to comments.Trump Weighs in on Whether He'll Fire Mueller
Posted on 12/18/2017 8:32:54 AM PST by Kaslin
President Trump on Sunday said he will not consider firing special counsel Robert Mueller as his administration faces questions over whether they're trying to put an end to the investigation into Russian election meddling.
"No, I'm not," he said when asked by a reporter.
He was also asked about emails Mueller's team obtained on members of his transition team.
"Not looking good, it's not looking good. It's quite sad to see that. My people were very upset about it," Trump said.
"I can't imagine there's anything on them frankly because as we've said there's no collusion, no collusion," he added.
Kory Langhofer, the general counsel for the president's transition group Trump for America, wrote a letter to two congressional committees accusing Mueller's team of improperly obtaining the emails through the General Services Administration. He said GSA's disclosure of the emails, which are being "actively" used, was "unauthorized."
Mueller's office defended their investigation, however, with spokesman Peter Carr saying, “When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process."
Trump’s comments come as Republicans have ramped up pressure on the Mueller probe, saying there are signs of ant-Trump bias.
Text messages surfaced last week between FBI agent Peter Strzok and colleague Lisa Page criticizing Trump during the presidential campaign.
Strzok, who was dismissed from Mueller's team earlier this year, had said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was "an idiot like Trump," while Page called Trump "a loathsome human."
"God, Hillary should win 100,000,000-0," Strzok said in another message to Page.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Oh.) revealed on Saturday that he received an assurance from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) that subpoenas would be issued for various senior FBI and Justice Department officials, including Strozk and Page.
However, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said on Sunday that the courts are responsible for handling complaints against Mueller. (The Hill)
White House lawyer Ty Cobb also dismissed reports last week that the president would fire Mueller.
"As the White House has repeatedly and emphatically said for months, there is no consideration at the White House of terminating the special counsel,” Cobb said in a statement.
“Mr. President, please fire Mueller. We are really hoping to roast you over hot coals after you do it.” [/Media]
saying there are signs of ant-Trump bias
Thats like saying l thought l saw an airplane at Pearl Harbor
This has turned from a witch hunt to a vendetta.
From now on, every president should have a special prosecutor cabinet position.
I subscribe to the idea that if someone is trying to blow themselves up, get out of the way so none of it gets on you. Trump is way ahead on this and the way the information is dripped out one drop at a time.
Maybe Trump will fire him if he goes after Jared and Ivanka at 5AM. And Weissman goes for the grope.
"Plus, the investigation is starting to uncover evidence that the only collusion that took place was between the Obama administration, Hillary's campaign, and the FBI. So, please, Mr. President. Fire Mueller now!"
names Lenny Loewentritt, general counsel for GSA.
This would be the interim guy who denied that Beckler - hospitalized then died last Sept. - asserted that Mueller having the records were improper and maybe illegal. He was replaced by Emily ? last Dec.
From a Hill article today (Jonathan Turley):
When Muellers people found out that the transition records were not yet deleted, they demanded their surrender despite the fact that Trump officials claimed that the material held privileged information that belonged to the transition team and is subject to protection from discovery. The transition lawyers insist that Richard Beckler, general counsel for the GSA, reportedly agreed with transition officials that this information belonged to the transition team and that GSA had no right to access or control the records, but GSA denies the comment. The Trump lawyers argue that, when Beckler was hospitalized, Muellers people moved on the seizure and acquired the thousands of messages.
Sounds like the John Ashcroft mad dash Comey and Gonzales made when he was gravely hospitalized.
He should FIRE Mueller with a FLAMMENWERFER!!!!!!
What Crime is Weasel Mueller investigating?
Townhall reads like the Asspress.
Mueller’s office defended their investigation, however, with spokesman Peter Carr saying, When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owners consent or appropriate criminal process.”
NSA leaks tape of Mueller and Obama:
OBAMA: its taking too long to take Trump down. Whats the holdup?
MUELLER: I cant help it if all the Democrats wrongdoing comes up everywhere I dig.
OBAMA: Dont you understand? If Trump unseals my record, Im finished getting rich quick off my foundations. And besides Michelle will kill me.
MUELLER: What are you complaining about? Im looking like the biggest incompetent in L/E trying to help you guys out.
OBAMA: Youve got to do more. Theres stuff in my records thatll finish me. Those SOB American patriots would love to get their hands on my background.
MUELLER: Cripes, you sound like you were a male escort beforre you got into politics.
OBAMA Aint no money in dick-licking. The real money is in politics.
This whole witch was hunt was all about Mueller digging up enough dirt on Trump to get leverage to protect Mueller and his DOJ/FBI cronies from prosecution for past misdeeds, abuses of power and cover ups and obstruction of justice under past administrations.
What did Trump mean by “It’s not looking good”?
Think of Mueller as an unexpected gift to the stnky Walmart deplorables who elected Trump
The level of bureaucrat corruption or worse ( sedition and treason) in the FBI is astounding - their contempt for the American people and the Republic is exposed thanks to Mueller
Exactly. Mueller's undergoing death by a thousand cuts.
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