NATIONAL SECURITY: Avoiding a Constitutional Crisis
Leonard Lance, what will you do to prevent President Trump from firing Robert Mueller?
This once unthinkable scenario becomes more likely with every passing day. The President does not tolerate dissent, firing those with whom he disagrees, and surrounding himself with those whose loyalty is to him, not to the Office. He has always viewed the Department of Justice as a tool to wield his authority against his opponents, as seen by the events surrounding the dismissals of James Comey and Andrew McCabe.
The same is true of his intent to stifle Robert Mueller, a Republican Special Prosecutor hired by a Republican Assistant Attorney General, when a Republican Attorney General recused himself correctly from an investigation into Russian interference in our 2016 election. Trump’s malignant neglect of this issue recently led retired four-star Army General Barry McCaffrey to describe the President as a “serious threat to U.S. national security” for his failure to protect the nation from “active Russian attacks” that are ongoing; even as I write this, Russia’a hacking has infiltrated our energy and aviation sectors.
Mueller’s team has extracted 5 guilty pleas, and indicted 13 Russians to date. At long last, the Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians - including all those indicted by Mueller. But now Mueller stands accused of staffing his team with diehard Democrats in a vindictive assault on a virtuous President, wrongly accused of collusion. The President and his lawyer call for an end to the investigation.
The investigation is seen as being conducted fairly by 61% of the electorate. On the Republican side, Trey Gowdy, Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham are amongst the few prepared to stand and tell the President of the peril he and the country will face if he should move to dismiss the Special Prosecutor. Even milquetoast Paul Ryan said that “Mr. Mueller and his team should be able to do their job.”
Enacting the languishing legislation to protect Mr. Mueller from being fired without cause would send a clear, public message to the President.
Congressman Lance, take a stance! Announce your support for this legislation today. Hand-wringing by you if Mueller is dismissed will not be forgotten in November by the voters of NJ7.
Help us protect our nation by turning NJ07 blue in November.