The internet was aghast after Newsmax CEO and longtime Donald Trump confidante Chris Ruddy on Monday told PBS Newshour’s July Woodruff the president is “considering perhaps terminating” Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation.
April Ryan of CNN Monday described “mass hysteria” in the White House over concerns the president is considering terminating special counsel Robert Mueller, who was appointed by Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein to oversee the Russia investigation.
The internet has been shocked by the rumors that President Trump would fire the special counsel investigating the Trump campaign and White House for collusion with the Kremlin and possible obstruction of justice for the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Classic innocent guy move https://t.co/WESTSoinrT— Marlow Stern (@Marlow Stern)1497309410.0
Mueller hasn't even staffed up yet and Trump's in complete panic mode. but yeah, i'm sure he's innocent— Eric Boehlert (@Eric Boehlert)1497313740.0
#TheResistance hoping that Trump is dumb enough to fire Mueller... https://t.co/ZqjWphhefR— ARTOODEE2 2018 (@ARTOODEE2 2018)1497314199.0
Trump is considering firing Mueller. 😲 The most unqualified POTUS in history thinks this is just another season of The Apprentice.— St. Nick Jack Pappas (@St. Nick Jack Pappas)1497312417.0
What if Trump fires Mueller and Rosenstein and Sessions and then appoints Jared to all three positions— Ben Shapiro (@Ben Shapiro)1497312847.0
can't wait for Trump to get rid of Mueller just because I want to see the statement Paul Ryan puts out— Simon Maloy (@Simon Maloy)1497312562.0
I can't wait for Trump's big Rose Garden announcement on whether he's going to fire Mueller. Gonna get HUGE ratings on every network.— Kenneth P. Vogel (@Kenneth P. Vogel)1497313490.0
If Trump really is considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller, he'll be impeached. Can Trump be THAT stupid? https://t.co/bkwic14v1Q— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1497312657.0
Sitting on the PBS NewsHour set when Judy was interviewing Chris Ruddy, I was stunned when Ruddy said Trump was considering firing Mueller.— Stuart Rothenberg (@Stuart Rothenberg)1497312307.0
The question is not whether Trump fires Mueller, it's how many people at DOJ will resign or be fired before Trump finds someone to do it— Michael Cohen (@Michael Cohen)1497313255.0
Trump ally Sean Hannity was calling for Mueller's removal this afternoon, saying his investigation is a "clear and present danger."— Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz)1497313532.0
Trump clearly believes he cannot survive the Mueller investigation— Eric Boehlert (@Eric Boehlert)1497313656.0
Reminder: @SenKamalaHarris asked DAG Rosenstein to commit to Mueller's full independence --so *45 couldn't fire him. https://t.co/ia8OZgpZV6— ᑎᗩᕼ. (@ᑎᗩᕼ.)1497312640.0