President Donald Trump appears to be laying the groundwork for firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller by accusing James Comey of illegally leaking classified information.
Trump tweeted late Friday: ‘James Comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a Special Council?
‘Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act? Really, does everybody know what that means?’
Trump was most likely referring to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Friday about a review of Comey’s memos by the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog.
Two of the memos that Comey wrote and then gave to a friend from outside of the government contained classified information, according to the Journal.
James Comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a Special Council? Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act? Really, does everybody know what that means?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018
As columnist Jeff Kuhner wrote last week:
"In the face of an out-of-control special prosecutor, the Washington establishment is circling the wagons around Mueller. Both Democrats and Republicans have sponsored legislation that would make it almost impossible for Trump to fire him. Moreover, Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, John Cornin, Marco Rubio and Chuck Grassley have warned Trump that, should he fire Mueller, they will join the Democrats and impeach him. Mueller is openly trying to bully and blackmail the president, and the establishment GOP is deliberately turning a blind eye.
The reason is simple: The ruling class wants Trump ousted from office. The dirty secret in Washington is that most Republicans despise the president—and his America First agenda—as much as the Democrats. The globalist uniparty wants him out. And Mueller is the stake aimed at Trump’s heart.
Trump is going to get impeached. The question is no longer if but when. There are too many entrenched interests aligned against him—the permanent Washington bureaucracy, the deep state, the donor class, the media-industrial complex, the Never Trump resistance, the Democrats, and the RINO Republicans.
Hence, he needs to strike back before it’s too late. Trump should address the nation in a televised speech and document Mueller’s numerous egregious abuses of power. Most stunning, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed off on the FBI raid. This means that Trump’s own Justice Department and FBI has joined Mueller in launching a war against the president. Trump, however, has an ace up his sleeve: Middle America. If he lays out to the voters the extent of the deep state’s treasonous attempt at a slow-motion coup d’état, then they will rally around him. He needs to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, thereby opening the door to the appointment of Mueller. Trump then should fire both Rosenstein and Mueller—the swamp snakes out to poison his presidency.
Trump is in a political death struggle with his enemies. He needs to kill them before they kill him. Otherwise, his days as president are numbered."