Fox News Host Sean Hannity Says Donald Trump Will Fire Robert Mueller After Hurricane Florence

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Hannity, the right wing hypocrite mouthpiece whew seemingly has a direct line to the president.....

Wait, not seemingly, he does.

Anyway, Hannity claims the president will fire Mueller after the hurricane. Presumably Trump will be busy fucking other things up and folks would not take as large of notice.


Does Hannity know something we don't? have insight into the small mind of Trump? I suppose it is certainly feasible, as Trump seems to not be able to get out of his own way and such a move would surely bring outrage, for which he can tweet to his followers about his victimhood.

Sean Hannity says Donald Trump will fire Robert Mueller after Hurricane Florence


Fox News and talk radio show host Sean Hannity is a known ally and supporter of President Donald Trump, often using his various media platforms to offer praise or even policy advice for the president.

When talking to a listener who called into his radio show Tuesday afternoon, Hannity said he expects the president to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and end the investigation into Russian election interference “sooner rather than later,” potentially after Hurricane Florence passes. Given Hannity and Trump reportedly talk so regularly that some White House staffers, according to The Washington Post, have dubbed the conservative media personality the president's unofficial chief of staff, it remains to be seen whether Hannity is offering the president his personal advice or if he’s simply expressing wishful thinking.

A listener posed the question to Hannity of whether Trump can and should put an end to the Mueller investigation since there have been no crimes brought against him.
 
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Anything is possible here. It certainly would excite his base. I also know they said something about him declassifying some other items from the FBI, which Hannity called "mindblowing." Will be interesting to see for sure. News is basically talking about nothing else than Hurricane Florence and you can bet next week, they will focus on cleanup. Also millions will have no power and wont know whats going on. As I said, anything is plausible here.
 

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It is pretty well accepted that the Republican President does what Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Fox and Friends tell him to. So this wouldn't surprise me.

But wouldn't it have to be the unnamed one orders Sessions to do so. And either he does, or he fires Sessions and replaces him with someone who would do it?
 
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It is pretty well accepted that the Republican President does what Hannity, Lou Dobbs and Fox and Friends tell him to. So this wouldn't surprise me.

But wouldn't it have to be the unnamed one orders Sessions to do so. And either he does, or he fires Sessions and replaces him with someone who would do it?
He can certainly fire Sessions at will. But next up in the line of command at the DOJ is the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who will certainly NOT fire Robert Mueller, not without STRONG cause, and there manifestly is none. So Trump would also have to fire Rosenstein. It would be another Saturday Night Massacre, as Trump would have to go on down the line of command at the DOJ until he found someone willing to do the dirty deed of firing Mueller.

Massive Constitutional Crisis.
 

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He can certainly fire Sessions at will. But next up in the line of command at the DOJ is the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who will certainly NOT fire Robert Mueller, not without STRONG cause, and there manifestly is none. So Trump would also have to fire Rosenstein. It would be another Saturday Night Massacre, as Trump would have to go on down the line of command at the DOJ until he found someone willing to do the dirty deed of firing Mueller.

Massive Constitutional Crisis.
He could just fire Sessions and appoint someone to replace him, couldn't he?
 
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He could just fire Sessions and appoint someone to replace him, couldn't he?
No! He could NOMINATE someone to replace Sessions, and then that nominee would have to go through the normal process of Senate confirmation! This is a Cabinet-level post. Remember the Senate confirmation hearings on Sessions? They were very controversial, to say the least! Partly because, quite frankly, Sessions committed perjury during his testimony, which was taken under oath, while being questioned by then-Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, regarding whether he had had any contacts with the Russians during the course of the Trump campaign.
 
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No! He could NOMINATE someone to replace Sessions, and then that nominee would have to go through the normal process of Senate confirmation! This is a Cabinet-level post. Remember the Senate confirmation hearings on Sessions? They were very controversial, to say the least! Partly because, quite frankly, Sessions committed perjury during his testimony, which was taken under oath, while being questioned by then-Senator Al Franken of Minnesota, regarding whether he had had any contacts with the Russians during the course of the Trump campaign.
Here's a link on what happened with the ORIGINAL Saturday Night Massacre during the Watergate scandal in Nixon's time:

Saturday Night Massacre - Wikipedia

The Saturday Night Massacre was a series of events which took place in the United States on the evening of Saturday, October 20, 1973, during the Watergate scandal. U.S. President Richard Nixon ordered Attorney General Elliot Richardson to fire independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox; Richardson refused and resigned effective immediately. Nixon then ordered Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus to fire Cox; Ruckelshaus refused, and also resigned. Nixon then ordered the third-most-senior official at the Justice Department, Solicitor General Robert Bork, to fire Cox. Bork considered resigning, but did as Nixon asked.

See, Nixon had to go on down the chain of command at the DOJ until he found someone-----Robert Bork!-----who would do the 'dirty deed' of firing Archibald Cox. Trump would have to do the same thing!
 

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He could just fire Sessions and appoint someone to replace him, couldn't he?
Of course, but such a nominee would have to be confirmed by the Senate. And then if that person refuses to fire Mueller ... then wash, rinse, repeat.
 
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