Lance the Boil Now

Now that the Resistance seems to have run out of steam and Trump needs to get the Congress in gear on healthcare and tax cuts, it seems to me the time has come to think about firing the Special Counsel Mueller.  The reason for this is the fact that he is assembling a republican  killing machine.  And once it’s been assembled it’s inevitably going to get to work killing republicans.  Now, democrats and timid republicans are going to say you can’t fire a special counsel.  But, which is more dangerous and destructive, firing him or keeping him?  Unless Mueller is actually secretly a friend of Trump’s I don’t see his present actions (hiring Clinton operatives) as anything but inimical to Trump’s administration.  And with respect to timing, getting negative press now is much better than getting bad press in a year.  We want the mid-term elections to occur when the biggest news stories will be successful republican initiatives (e.g., tax breaks showing up in refund checks and healthcare reform becoming lowered healthcare premiums).  So to my mind, the time to lance this boil is now.  After all, firing Comey was actually a non-event after all was said and done.  Firing Mueller will be basically the same thing.  And the fact that Trump hasn’t done it yet may just mean he’s taking a wait and see attitude.  That is to my mind a mistake.  If you wait until Mueller starts to leak damaging results to the press means people will be reminded of all the nonsense the press dredged up in the first half of the year.  And that will scare the cowardly republican congress and that will delay the agenda.  Obviously that’s a self-defeating strategy.  Lance the boil now, not when it’s too late.


2 thoughts on “Lance the Boil Now

  • June 25, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Though I think that there is a high probability that Mueller is assembling exactly what he seems to be: a partisan lynch (no pun intended) mob, something in me is whispering that it possibly isn’t so. My (probably wrong) premonition has a couple of roots that I can consciously identify. First is that the whole scenario is just too blatant, too obvious. Comey’s admission that he leaked with the appointment of a prosecutor in mind, the packing of the staff with obvious partisans, the immediate series of leaks. This has to be misdirection, right? They can’t be that obvious, can they? And there was the simple statement from assistant attorney general Rosenstein a week or two back where he stated it wouldn’t do to place too much credence in unattributed leaks supposedly from the special prosecutor’s office. Maybe firing the whole mess is the trap.

    • June 25, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      It is maddening not knowing whether the sucker punch is coming for us or the dems. I want to believe that Trump is smarter than that but he is just surrounded by villains, thieves and scoundrels. And those are just the republicans. Maybe he is listening to someone he shouldn’t. Luckily I don’t think he’s worried about political optics. If he thinks he’s being suckered he’ll pull the plug on them.

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