Half-Faced Man: You will be destroyed.
Clara: Destroy me, then. And if you don’t, then I’m not going to believe a single threat you make from now on. Of course, if I’m dead, then I can’t tell you where the other one went then. You need to keep this place down here a secret, don’t you? Never start with your final sanction. You’ve got nowhere to go but backwards.
Doctor Who Deep Breath 2014
If there has been one consistent over the last few weeks it’s been the drumbeat from the MSM that if Donald Trump dares even consider firing Robert Muller and end the independent counsel investigation the resulting backlash with end his presidency.
It’s not only balderdash, it’s one of the most ridiculous bluffs in the history of Washington.
The problem with the argument is that it’s totally dependent on the idea that the people who currently support the president will decide to abandon him, but that isn’t going to play and a great reason why this isn’t going to play was illustrated by the last questions that Jake Tapper, one of the harshest critics of the president asked to congressman Adam Schiff:
Jake Tapper: President Trump tweeted, among many tweets today, he’s been very prolific on Twitter today. Quote: You are witnessing the single greatest witch hunt, all caps, in American political history, led by some very bad and conflicted people.
Let’s just talk about the witch hunt part of that. Is there any evidence of obstruction of justice or collusion with the Russians that you have seen?
Congressman Adam Schiff: Well, you know, let me take the obstruction issue first. I think what James Comey testified to a week ago, if accurate, is very well evidence of an effort to impede or obstruct the investigation. If he was fired as a way of changing the course of that investigation, that seems to me evidence of obstruction. Now, whether it’s sufficient evidence is another story.
Similarly, I believe there is evidence of potential collusion that we need to get to the bottom of. Again, there is a profound question of whether we will be able to corroborate, get sufficient evidence, and of course, sufficient evidence for what.
Jake Tapper: You think there is evidence of potential collusion?
Congressman Adam Schiff: There is, I believe, evidence, yes.
Jake Tapper: Is this the circumstantial evidence you referred to several weeks ago or something new?
Congressman Adam Schiff: It isn’t something new, but we continue to investigate and I think continue to learn new things. Again, we are much closer to the beginning of this investigation than the end. So, I don’t want to overstate what we know at this point. But we have, I think, very good reason to conduct our investigation in a thorough way. I think there’s ample reason why the FBI began their investigation last July. And there’s ample reason for them to continue it to this day.
I don’t think that’s something the FBI does — open an investigation of a presidential campaign, without a reason. I don’t think they do it on a hunch or mere speculation. So, I think there is a factual basis for that investigation, and ours, that we need to get to the bottom of.
Note the answer to Tapper’s final question, with the very same evidence or lack thereof suddenly Adam Schiff is suddenly crying “obstruction” while at the same time keeping the weasel words “I believe”, “it seems to me” what does that say?
It says they have nothing, have never had anything and the plan is basically is to keep investigating until they can trump up something, against someone, ANYONE, most likely a perjury trap.
But more importantly Trump voters know and understand what is going on, so the firing of Mr. Mueller will have absolutely no effect on them.
“But DaTechGuy”, you say, “What about the media backlash? What about the backlash from official Washington? What about the backlash from Hollywood? What about the backlash from newspapers?”
Think about that argument for a second.
That argument is saying that if Donald Trump dares to fire the independent counsel the people who hate him and have spent seven months attacking him as an unfit criminal who should be driven from office, will …continue to attack him as an unfit criminal who should be driven from office as opposed to…attacking him as an unfit criminal who should be driven from office.
In other words the media and the left will act exactly the same no matter what President Trump does.
So if that is true what on earth is his incentive for him to hold back?
It could be that he might hold off a few weeks, to allow the leaks and the apparent conflicts in the investigation to allow the independent counsel and his gang the maximum loss of credibility, it might even be that he decides to let the investigation continue on the grounds figuring it hurts them more than it hurts him.
But if it was my decision I’d drop that bomb and do so on the 23rd of this month. Give them a Friday to have to shift their conversation for the weekend shows and let them stew.
The fact is Donald Trump has the power, it’s time he uses it.
Update: for some reason repeated a sentence fragment, removed.