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Ted Lieu concerned Trump will fire Mueller and DOJ staff in a ‘Saturday Night Massacre’

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With President Donald Trump’s lawyers expected to meet next week with special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his team, Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., is worried Trump may soon wipe the slate clean by firing the whole lot of them.

Appearing on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” the House Judiciary Committee member compared Trump to President Richard Nixon, who fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, prompting the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus — this is known as the Saturday Night Massacre.

“My biggest concern is that the president tries do what [Nixon] did, a Saturday night massacre where he tries to fire multiple officials in the Department of Justice who are investigating him,” Lieu told host Wolf Blitzer. “I hope he doesn’t do that.”

Not that President Trump doesn’t have a multitude of reasons to rethink the Mueller probe, beginning with star-crossed lovers at the FBI who appeared to support Hillary Clinton while denouncing Trump.

One of these lovers, Peter Strzok, headed up the Clinton private email server probe, while the other worked the investigation. Both of the senior FBI officials were tapped by Mueller to investigate Trump.

And let’s not forget about recently demoted associate Deputy attorney General Bruce Ohr, who had undisclosed meetings with officials from Fusion GPS, the research firm behind the fake Russian dossier. Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS.

All of which amounts to a “brazen plot” to frame President Trump for impeachment, according to Joe DiGenova, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Tom Tillison

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