Monday, June 19, 2017
Should Trump fire Mueller, Part Five
(Powerline) Richard Painter was an “ethics” lawyer in the George W. Bush administration. He has tweeted that if President Trump fires “special counsel” Robert Mueller, then “Mike Pence will soon become the 46th President.”
Painter supported Hillary Clinton for president last year. He went so far as to file a ridiculous ethics complaint against then-FBI Director James Comey over Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation. He alleged that the Director violated the Hatch Act which bars the use of an official position to influence an election.
To say that Painter is biased against President Trump would be an understatement. But is he right that Trump would be removed from office if he fires Mueller?
I don’t think so. Removing Trump would require substantial Republican support — first in the House and then in the Senate.
by P Mirengoff