President Trump: "I'm Not" Considering Firing Robert Mueller, But It's "Not Looking Good"

After a week of rumors, denials, whistleblowers, backlash, demands, threats, lies, bias, and anti-bias surrounding Robert Mueller and his investigation, President Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing the Special Counsel.

"No, I’m not,” Trump told reporters, when asked if he intended to fire Mueller, according to Politico.

The president was returning to the White House from a weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat.

Trump's allies complained this weekend about the way Mueller's team went about obtaining from the presidential transition. Mueller's spokesman Peter Carr said Sunday that the office had followed appropriate steps to obtain the transition emails. Pro-Trump lawmakers and pundits also have accused the special counsel's office of bias after it was revealed that two FBI officials who previously served on Mueller's team had exchanged anti-Trump text messages.

And while Trump said "I'm not," Axios notes that he did criticize the fact that Mueller accessed "many tens of thousands" of emails from the presidential transition, saying it was "not looking good."

Additionally, as The Hill reports, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday said he has no reason to believe President Trump intends to fire special counsel Robert Mueller amid the ongoing investigation into Russia's election interference.

"I don't have any reason to think that the president is going to do that, but that's obviously up to him," Mnuchin told host Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union," adding that the topic did not arise when he dined with Trump and Vice President Pence on Saturday night.

The finance chief argued, however, that the ongoing probe is "a giant distraction" that needs to wrap up "quickly." 

Going by Trump's previous comments, we would not be surprised in the least if news breaks tomorrow of Mueller's firing.

Comments

jeff montanye Son of Loki Sun, 12/17/2017 - 20:45 Permalink

seth?  he was the guy that stole the dnc and podesta emails (well at least the dnc emails) and got them to julian assange.  after he was murdered (well at least shot twice) on the streets of d.c. (he actually died in a hospital; probably bears some looking into), julian offered a reward for info on it, making many believe he was wiki's source.seymour hersh, who followed the case closely, thinks the same, but agrees with the d.c. police that he was just mugged, not shot by say hillary and podesta using imran awan or something.  http://archive.is/lD4BV  if so, for a lucky lady that hillary clinton has some real bad luck.  but it is poetically fitting that someone who actually killed dozens of people as a private citizen (and maybe a million as a public servant), would be convicted in the public's eye of the one she didn't really do.  first as tragedy, then as farce.

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earleflorida Bes Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:48 Permalink

fuck, mueller will recuse [?] himself when it wasn't about Russia, but a befog'd sub-rosa ferret-out  zionist "Israel-Gate' and Kusher/bibi triangulation? now, we can't have any of that coming out now, can we!?! 'You give me Jerusalem, I give you the Presidency'    

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Kayman grunk Sun, 12/17/2017 - 18:17 Permalink

Mueller has painted himself into a cesspool that is exploding.  If he had an ounce of sense or honor he would get the eff out before he has to start covering his own tracks.  But don't bet on Mueller doing the right thing.  His pals in politics and the press have made him out to be some kind of saint when he really is all t'aint, no saint (don't ask me what t'aint is, ask someone else.)Don't fire Mueller now- the cesspool is bursting at the seems and Mueller is standing right under it.

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Anteater TBT or not TBT Sun, 12/17/2017 - 19:41 Permalink

So let's see, a serial bunko artist, life-long fraudster,all his scams have been sued and paid off discretely,convicted of money laundering and paid a little fine,all his sexual pecadillos paid off discretely, bankrupt,bailed-out-with-strings by NYC ((Ex-Soviet)) mafiya,big talker, no execution, Zero Agenda, fire and furybuffoon, toady lickspittle to Israel and Big MIC, andnow the Orange Don is somehow a People's Populist,DJT's Battling Single-Handed Against Deep State forTruth, Justice and the American Way! oh, from hisPrivate H:C Empire digs at the 'Winter White House',with his faithful Czar-Lite sidekick WonderBoy Jared,and 1,000 SS agents we have to pay the hotel tab for?Really?

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