The Meaningless Threats from the Establishment if President Trump fires Mueller

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The Meaningless Threats from the Establishment if President Trump fires Mueller

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.

That’s balder­dash.

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.

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.

That’s balderdash.

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.