The recent revelations about members of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Team have renewed calls for President Trump to fire Mueller.
Since the beginning of the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, many have questioned the integrity of Mueller’s team. Critics of the special counsel argue that the members of the group conducting the investigation are unfairly biased against the president. It is this perceived bias that has driven many to push for Mueller’s ousting.
Simply put, this would be a massive mistake.
Given the recent reports about Peter Strzok, it’s understandable that conservatives might think it’s a good idea to get rid of Mueller. However, this move would not benefit the Trump administration; indeed, it would cause enormous damage to the presidency and the GOP.
The Left Wants Trump To Fire Mueller
If Trump fires Mueller, he would be playing right into the left’s hands. Since November 9, 2016, the Democrats have been plotting President Trump’s impeachment. After experiencing the scathing disappointment of Hillary Clinton’s loss, leftist politicians decided they didn’t want to work with the incoming administration.
Since the American public didn’t give the Democrats what they wanted, they are seeking to remove the president by any means necessary. Trump firing Mueller would provide them with a weapon that would make it easier for them to accomplish this objective.
Removing the special counsel will give the left — and their allies in the establishment media — the ammunition they need to call for the president’s removal. The effort to remove Trump from office will no longer be relegated to Maxine Waters’ silly, nonsensical rants. If Trump fires Mueller, the rest of the Democratic party will mobilize in their bid to end his presidency.
Although the president has the constitutional authority to fire the special counsel, doing so will make it appear as if he is trying to cover up wrongdoing. Just as the left used former F.B.I. Director James Comey’s firing to deceive Americans into believing Trump was obstructing justice, they will do the same with Robert Mueller – and they will have an easier time with it. The last thing the left wants is for Trump to wait it out and allow the investigation to vindicate him.
Investigation Will Vindicate Trump
The intelligence community and the F.B.I. have been investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government for over a year. Much to the left’s disappointment, absolutely no evidence has surfaced showing that the president collaborated with the Kremlin to sway the results of the election.
The major news outlets – also known as the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party – would have you believe that Mueller’s investigation is revealing evidence that members of Trump’s campaign have engaged in illegal activities. Indeed, the fact that Mueller has indicted former Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, and former Trump advisor George Papadopoulos, has led many to believe that it’s the beginning of the end for the Trump administration.
So far, they’re wrong.
None of the charges against these individuals are related to collusion with the Russians. Moreover, none of the indictments show that Trump was involved in any illicit activities.
Of course, it’s possible that members of Trump’s campaign team have committed crimes beyond lying to the F.B.I. If Mueller’s investigation uncovers compelling evidence showing illegal activities on the part of individuals working with the campaign, Trump will still be vindicated, assuming that he was not directly involved.
Another point to consider is the fact that Mueller’s investigation already lacks credibility. The news about Peter Strzok was only the latest in a series of news stories demonstrating that Mueller’s team might be motivated more by politics than a desire to uncover details about Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
A Fox News report reveals that several members of Mueller’s team have varying degrees of involvement with Hillary Clinton and other Democratic politicians. The involvement of team members ranges from those who have donated to Hillary Clinton’s campaign to others who were involved in the questionable investigation into the Uranium One scandal and Clinton’s private email server.
One aspect that is particularly disturbing is the inclusion of Justin Cooper on Mueller’s team. Cooper, a former aide to Bill Clinton, was the person who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Cooper also admitted to destroying Clinton’s mobile devices by hitting them with a hammer. To make matters worse, Mueller’s team also includes Aaron Zebley, who represented Cooper in 2015. Mueller sure knows how to pick ‘em, doesn’t he?Justin Cooper
Contrary to what many believe, Mueller does have a reputation for integrity. However, when it comes to staffing his team, it appears his judgment was faulty. We don’t know if the special counsel has a political agenda, but it’s hard to believe that there is absolutely no anti-Trump bias on his team.This reality has created doubts about the credibility of the investigation in the minds of the American people, who will be more likely to doubt any anti-Trump results produced by the probe.
There Is Nothing To Gain
If Trump is not guilty of wrongdoing, there is nothing to be gained from firing the special counsel. If he fires Mueller, the left will almost certainly use this move as the foundation upon which they will build their case for impeachment. Put simply; there is no real benefit to firing the special counsel.
Trump’s best course of action would be to let Mueller complete his investigation. As odious as this proposition may sound to many conservatives, it will produce the most desirable outcome. At the very worst, the special counsel might indict a few more members of Trump’s team. In the unlikely event that this happens, it’s still more likely that the president will be unscathed since he has not been involved in any illegal activities.
Of course, we all know that the Democrats will still attempt to impeach Trump should they regain control of Congress. But if the president does not fire Mueller, the Democrats will not have much of a case. The goal should be to make it harder for the left pursue their agenda, not easier. Trump needs to avoid falling into this trap, or he runs the risk of giving the Democrats exactly what they want.