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McConnell, Ryan assert confidence in Mueller's work

White House says president’s tweets vent frustration, firing not in plans

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published March 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Sen. John Cornyn (center), R-Texas, said Tuesday that lawmakers had communicated to President Donald Trump “informally and formally” that there would be “a number of unintended consequences” if special counsel Robert Mueller were to be removed.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s firing would create “a constitutional crisis,” Sen. Jeff Flake (shown), R-Ariz., warned Trump in a tweet, adding, “Mr...

Congressional Republicans said Tuesday that they support the work of special counsel Robert Mueller, who in recent days has drawn particular scorn from President Donald Trump, but they indicated they won't take steps to protect him.

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s firing would create “a constitutional crisis,” Sen. Jeff Flake (shown), R-Ariz., warned Trump in a tweet, adding, “Mr...

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RBear says... March 21, 2018 at 5:58 a.m.

"Trump cannot directly fire Mueller. Any dismissal, for cause, would have to be carried out by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed the counsel and has continued to express support." But Trump can fire Rosenstein and install someone who would fire Mueller. Or Trump could get rid of Sessions who he seems to dislike and install someone who has not recused themselves from the investigation.
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Either way, if Mueller is ousted or the investigation is prematurely shut down it would be the constitutional crisis many have been waiting for to destroy Trump. It would be the beginning of the end.

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TimberTopper says... March 21, 2018 at 8:03 a.m.

For some reason, my confidence in the word of either McConnell or Ryan is extremely low. Maybe they have said something in the past that didn't turn out to be the truth.

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23cal says... March 21, 2018 at 8:17 a.m.

They want the investigation denigrated and de-legitimized as much as possible without the political fallout of actually firing Mueller.
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I wonder if they will be able to have their cake and eat it, too.
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".....Olson would not be joining the legal team." Olson is too smart to buy a late ticket on the Titanic.

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