According to sources in mainstream media, President Trump has hinted at possibly firing Mueller to maybe either cancel or change the direction of the investigation, because of possible Russian meddling in the United States Presidential election. The President has made some questioning calls like firing Comey, the original head of the investigation. Of course, this comes into question why? If there is no collusion, why fire the director?
According to Factcheck.org, President Trump said the reason for firing James Comey was to restore public faith in the FBI because of the American “handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails.” Rosenstein criticized Comey for holding a press conference on July 5, 2016, to publicly announce his recommendation not to charge Clinton, and for announcing on Oct. 28, 2016, that the FBI had reopened its investigation of Clinton. Again according to Factcheck.org Comey’s firing came less than two months after the director confirmed at a congressional hearing on March 20 that the bureau is investigating “whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia’s efforts” to influence the 2016 presidential election. In January, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a declassified intelligence report that found “Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election” with the goal of hurting Clinton and helping to elect Trump.
With the recent abrupt firing of Andrew McCabe and the tweets from President Trump himself, many are concerned that Trump would be considering to fire new appointed FBI direct Robert Mueller as it has been reported. Mueller has detained at least 13 Russian operatives that had meddled in the primaries. President Trump’s recent tweets have people on both sides Republicans and Democrats concerned he could fire Mueller, who is actually a Republican, a Veteran, and an honorable FBI agent. There is perception and then there’s reality.
Right now, it can be difficult to tell the difference. I personally believe as a Trump supporter that Trump should not fire Mueller, let him finish this investigation. If there is no collusion, then there should be nothing to worry about and we can all move on. Perception and reality are almost are very hard to separate and if Mueller is fired it could be perceived that there are things that don’t want to be known to the American public, and that is unconstitutional.