|Why doesn’t Trump just fire Mueller?||
That would be akin to crossing the Rubicon.
After firing James Comey, dangling pardons, and suborning perjury– moving against the Special Counsel guarantees that obstruction of justice becomes an article of impeachment by the Democrat House, which you may recall was an article of impeachment against William Jefferson:
That said, Trump may eventually conclude that impeachment is preferable to possible prison upon leaving office.
With no good options, Caesar defied the Senate and marched on Rome.
It worked out pretty well for him.
|Why doesn’t Trump pardon Trump Jr.?||
It is not inconceivable that Trump lets his son rot for the following reasons:
|Why doesn’t Matt Whitaker step in??||
Clearly, that was the idea. But Whitaker is now hesitating because then it’s his ass on the line for obstruction of justice, conspiracy, etc.
He is surely asking himself:
|What if Cohen is lying just to save himself?||Uhhh, his office was raided because he was suspected of trying to destroy evidence. It’s not like he volunteered this information. There is a paper trail.|
|What’s this GOP platform thing I keep hearing about?||Trump and Manafort altered the GOP platform in Cleveland to be more pro-Russia as payback for the GRU’s help during the erection:|
|What’s going to happen next?||
60/40 odds Trump disregards legal advice and moves on Mueller. If I had to guess, this happens before January and/or during a gov’t shutdown.
That would almost certainly lead to impeachment by the House. Censure, but not conviction, in the Senate.
For the record, MFP currently has an 88.3% accuracy rate.