President Donald Trump has a problem. He doesn’t know “How To Get Away With Mueller.” In other words, Trump doesn’t know how to convince Mueller to see the Russian Investigation through his eyes.
According to Michael Schmidt and Maggie Habberman
over at the New York Times, Donald Trump wanted to fire Robert Mueller soon after he was hired as the special counsel overseeing the Russian Investigation.
The one person who kept Trump from getting rid of Robert Mueller was the White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn II.
Schmidt and Habberman reported that McGahn threatened to walk out of the White House if Trump got rid of Mueller.
told McGahn that Mueller had to go because he use to golf at his country club, Mueller worked at the same law firm that represents his son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Mueller interviewed to be the next FBI director after James Comey was given the boot.
McGahn, however, was like, “No dice.” Like the rest of us, McGahn knew that getting rid of Mueller would expedite Trump’s exit from the Oval Office because he would not have the support of the Republicans who control congress.
Trump’s firing of Mueller would’ve screamed guilt. Folks would’ve been like, “Why are you firing somebody who’s investigating Russian collusion when you say you didn’t collude with Russia? You must be guilty.”
So, Trump did the right thing and listen to McGahn and left Mueller in place. And for Trump, it’s a good thing he did listen to McGahn because it’s quite obvious that if Trump hadn’t he never would have made it to his first year anniversary as president.
Trump would’ve been at Mar-a-Lago with Steve Bannon complaining to Brietbart and Fox News about how the “Swamp” did him in.