Ed Klein: Mueller Crosses Trump's Red Line

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 26, 2017

"Let me state for the record now, before this scheme gains wings, Democrats will never go along with the recess appointment if that situation arises", Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday, amid speculation about Sessions' future in the administration.

"I think it's the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry out" such orders, Brennan told CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday.

"If he's fired by Mr. Trump, or is attempted to be fired by Mr. Trump, I hope, I really hope that our members of congress, our elected representatives, will stand up and say enough is enough, and stop making apologies and excuses for things that are happening that really flaunt, I think, our system of laws and government here", Mr. Brennan said.

"I think the attorney general is doing a fine job and I think he made the right decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation matter", said Mr. McConnell.

'Absolutely, it was an inspired choice, ' said Brennan of the Mueller pick.

Who is he? A decorated Marine veteran of Vietnam; FBI director under two presidents, a Republican and a Democrat; architect of the agency's terror-fighting mission; the man a former Justice Department colleague describes as "utterly incorruptible" and "ramrod straight in his integrity."

President Trump has repeatedly called the various investigations surrounding Russia's meddling in the 2016 election a 'witch hunt, ' including the one helmed by Mueller. "They don't come any better".

With that leak to Bloomberg, the special counsel fired a shot across Trump's bow and set up an epic clash that could end with Mueller's firing.

A day after Trump told the New York Times that Mueller would cross a red line if he expanded his probe into his business ties, Bloomberg ran a story that Mueller is looking into the purchase of a Trump mansion in Florida by a Russian oligarch, among other business transactions that Trump and his family have had with Russians.

On President Trump's first day in office Mr. Brennan criticized the newly minted commander in chief's visit to the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley as a "self-aggrandizement" and said he should be ashamed of himself.

Coons said as a matter of law, Trump can not fire Mueller directly.

During an interview on MSNBC, Franken said he voted against Sessions and "wasn't happy with some of the answers he gave to my questions".

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