I’ve predicted for a long time that Trump will fire Mueller. It’s gonna happen. This narcissistic, bloviating, authoritarian, dictator-wanna-be who doesn’t understand democracy (and doesn’t care) and believes only in himself and his own power and ego, WILL pull that trigger. The saddest part is that after he does, nothing will happen.
There will be a lot of fire and fury - almost exclusively from the Left (and I’m sorry but a few hundred thousand people protesting in a nation of 350 MILLION is absolutely pathetic) - but absolutely ZERO consequences. I GUARANTEE IT. This, in turn, will set a horrifying precedent in this country that the Executive branch is - quite literally - above the law. This in turn will be followed by future Presidents - both Democrat and Rethuglican - to ignore the law, and take greater and greater liberties, amass greater and greater dictatorial powers (already insanely grown over the last several decades), and so forth.
As much as I hate Democrats, the Rethugs are far worse in this regard, and have now become quite literally the anti-Constitution party, openly authoritarian if not down right fascist. They will not hold Trump accountable, they will not put any checks on him and his abuses and criminality and assaults on the bedrock of this country’s law and democratic institutions. They OWN this lock stock and barrel.
Very, very sad day for America. When Trump drops the hammer - we are effectively done as a democratic entity (as much as we were to begin with, anyway).