Congresswoman Says Rumor Is That Trump Will Fire Mueller Before Christmas

Republican lawmakers have been increasingly frustrated by revelations that one of the FBI agents who had a pivotal role in both the early stages of what became the Mueller investigation and the bureau’s decision to excuse Hillary Clinton shared anti-Trump sentiments with his mistress, also an FBI employee.

Earlier this week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley fired off a letter to the DOJ asking Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to explain this and other disturbing revelations indicating bias toward Trump from within both the DOJ and the Mueller probe specifically. To wit, nearly every Mueller team member donated to at least one of Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. Furthermore, Mueller’s right-hand man Aaron Zebley represented the IT staffer who installed Clinton’s illegal server.

These frustrations came to a head earlier this week when Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Rosenstein engaged in a testy exchange during the latter’s public testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

Given the mounting pressure on Mueller, it’s perhaps unsurprising that Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said Friday that the rumor on Capitol Hill is that President Donald Trump is planning to fire Mueller before Christmas, but after Congress leaves Washington for the winter recess.

“The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. And on Dec. 22, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller," Speier told California's KQED News.

According to the Hill, Speier, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that Trump was trying to shut down the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. As evidence, she pointed to the lack of interviews scheduled for the new year.

The New York Times reported Friday that the committee is scheduling its final witnesses of the year to testify in New York despite important votes coming up in Washington, DC, and confirmed no additional witnesses are scheduled yet in 2018.

"We can read between the lines I think," Speier said. "I believe this president wants all of this shut down. He wants to shut down these investigations, and he wants to fire special counsel Mueller."

The ranking Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), also said Friday that he is worried that Republicans leading the committee are seeking to shut down the committee's investigation by the end of the year.

"Republicans have scheduled no witnesses after next Friday and none in 2017 [sic]. We have dozens of outstanding witnesses on key aspects of our investigation that they refuse to contact and many document requests they continue to sit on," he tweeted Friday.

Of course, there’s also reason to take Speier’s comments with a grain of salt: Rumors that Trump might fire Mueller have been circulating since May.

"There is no intention or plan to make any changes in regards to the special counsel," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in October.


Buckaroo Banzai Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:19 Permalink

I think Mueller is doing a bang-up job. We've learned more about the FBI in the last six months than in the previous 109 years combined. Sometimes unintended consequences are the best consequences. Pretty sure Trump can grasp this.

Keyser HisNameIsRP Sat, 12/16/2017 - 19:27 Permalink

We've learned more about the FBI in the last six months than in the previous 109 years combined.I'm not sure about that... The relevations that J. Edgar was a pillow-biter and cross-dresser were pretty spectacular... Not even mentioning the fact that the big queen instituted the policy of having "control files" on everyone for leverage... 

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SWRichmond New_Meat Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:32 Permalink… all should read this.  Are we being whipped into a frenzy or is the frenzy whipping us?  At what point does this get out of control?  At what point do we believe we are justified in simply killing the enemy?The left has already begun to attack and kill our elected representatives.  The left is even attacking their own.  I believe the frenzy is upon them already.  Can right-wing death squads be far away?  We are surprisingly far along in dehumanizing our enemies.  If you look at these periods of History (calmly from a distance and the safety of your  home) you can come to a point where suddenly things don't make sense anymore.  And that is the point where the madness takes over.

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Rellorellin Buckaroo Banzai Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:02 Permalink

These psycopaths are just getting started. You think they are being backed into a corner? Not even close. They are going aftet Trumps finances next. Invrstigating deals going all the way back as far as they can go. Thia was never about Russia. This was their insurance policy. As I have said many times, they have been three steps in front of everyone. They made everyone around Trump ineffective, like Sessions with his recusal. They are not done yet and anything to protect their deep state.

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chubbar Buckaroo Banzai Sat, 12/16/2017 - 17:17 Permalink

Is this congresswoman for real or is she just completely fucking retarded? The investigations were likely the "insurance" policy described in the emails between Stryck and his girlfriend. That makes this a complete fucking sham to start with. Secondly, is this fucking cunt at all up to speed on what these pillars of our justice system/FBI have been up to? They are lying, cheating motherfuckers intent on overturning a presidential election! They should all be on trial for their lives right now, not sitting in on an investigation that was the result of their treasonous planning. God, the stupidity is blinding. By the time this is all over I'll be surprised if the public doesn't throw dogshit at any democrat who even dares to speak out in public, to say nothing of voicing a concern over whether Trump shuts down this fucking joke of an investigation.

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MuffDiver69 Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:24 Permalink

Blah blah blah blah...Same old Fake News bullshit. Let’s not talk about the damning revelations the entire top of Obama FBI and DOJ is proven to be corrupt hacks, instead lets spin out some bullshit and slam it through all our Fake News outlets..

Peter41 Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:26 Permalink

I think that former Assistant FBI Kallstrom is absolutely spot on. Peter Strzok should be indicted, tried, convicted and imprisoned for his obstruction of justice, perjury, and other crimes too numerous to mention. Also, his paramour, Ms. Lisa Page, should be given the same treatment. It would send a loud and clear message to the obstuctionists in the FBI and the DOJ as well as other dark corners of the Deep State, that actions have consequences. Sometimes very unpleasant ones that fit the crime.

swmnguy Peter41 Sat, 12/16/2017 - 16:33 Permalink

What of Strzok and Page's correspondence has appeared in an official court filing, or sworn evidence?That two people having a workplace affair talked about the subject of their work is bad form to be sure, appropriately punished by reassignment or termination.We're talking as if Prosecutors never have negative attitudes toward the people they prosecute.  That standard would end law enforcement in the United States.

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vegas Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:35 Permalink

Jackie Speier = Pelosi sock puppet and overall mindless idiot. Why fire him Jackie, he seems to be killing himself just fine? Why take heat from dipshits like you, when he can just sit there and watch Kabuki theatre, laugh his ass off, and then pardon everybody the political hack Mueller touched, threeatened, or prosecuted? ... and then claim he did it cuz the whole thing is a complete sham; which, evrybody knows is true, including Jackie Speier.

Branded Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:37 Permalink

. . . but, of course, the new Special Prosecutor being appointed to criminally indict Hillary and her minions both within and without the FBI in the New Year is still on tap, right?

Avichi Sat, 12/16/2017 - 15:39 Permalink

That basturd MUELLER , should have been FIRED long back and put in the SLAMMER for LYING and coluding on the HitLIARY CLITORIS /SLICK DICK WILLE investation with Loretta Lyncher and MOFUc Lying COMEY of American JUSTIC SYSTEM.  MOFUc  OBAMA  corrupt righthand man  ERIC HOLDER from CHICAGO should be DRAGGED in and done some WATER BOARDING" on these MOFUc, till they tell the #TRUTH. PAGING AG JEFF SESSION. GET THESE BASTURDS and PUT THEM IN THE SLAMMERJEFF SESSION WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO INVESTGATE #SETHRICH murder , and the AWAN BROTHERS and the DUMBEE WASHERMAN KULTZ