Dear Mr. President:
I won’t take long to make this point, sir.
You are getting a snootful from your fellow Republicans, the real Republicans who serve in Congress. They’re giving you some advice you need to heed and follow.
Do not do anything to force the ouster of special counsel Robert Mueller.
I say this hoping that you have a half a brain under that hideous comb-over on top of that noggin of yours. If you do you’ll understand that the crisis any such effort would launch. And from where I sit, it likely would not end well for you.
I am presuming you’ve heard from one of the leading Senate Republicans, John Cornyn of Texas, who told Politico that “the consequences would be so overwhelming” if you force Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to kick Mueller to the curb.
Hey, I’m not so sure Rosenstein would obey the order. He’s said already — and you’ve heard that, too — that he doesn’t anticipate firing Mueller unless there’s “cause.” Mueller, Rosenstein, said, is doing a fine job as special counsel.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also has said Mueller needs to finish the job. Same with many other leading Republicans.
Furthermore, if I were you, Mr. President, I wouldn’t take Sen. Ted Cruz’s silence on this matter as an endorsement of you or your conduct. Cruz says he doesn’t comment on tweets, which is likely a reasonable position to take. He said he won’t “focus on the political circus” that is unfolding in Washington.
Whatever. Others are willing to speak out. You ought to heed them.
I don’t expect you to act on what I have to say, or what other critics of you have to say. Democrats are p***ing into the wind.
You preach fealty to Republicans, Mr. President. Now is the time to heed your own advice.