HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » What happens if Trump fir... » Reply #10

Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Tue Jun 13, 2017, 01:47 AM

10. This is overly convoluted

Sessions' "recusal" is a sham and everyone knows it. He could and would fire Mueller at any time. Rosenstein might refuse to do it, but Sessions and plenty of other Trump-suckers who have been installed at the DOJ would.

And the nonsense about "bringing suit" against Mueller to get him to stand down is just that -- nonsense. Trump could fire Mueller directly, then order the FBI to arrest and prosecute him under 18 USC 912 (impersonating a federal officer) and all kinds of other statutes (theft of government property, god knows what else) if he refuses.

The Executive has A LOT of power. Any possible check on his behavior presupposes a Congress that opposes what he is doing.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 12 replies Author Time Post
Farmgirl1961 Jun 2017 OP
orangecrush Jun 2017 #1
unblock Jun 2017 #2
sandensea Jun 2017 #8
Mme. Defarge Jun 2017 #3
saidsimplesimon Jun 2017 #4
KT2000 Jun 2017 #5
moonscape Jun 2017 #6
KT2000 Jun 2017 #7
Cha Jun 2017 #9
LineNew Reply This is overly convoluted
Azathoth Jun 2017 #10
marylandblue Jun 2017 #11
Azathoth Jun 2017 #12
Please login to view edit histories.