Following the sudden firing of the Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, politicians of all stripes rallied in defense of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and his Russia investigation – however one name was particular surprising.
Over the weekend, President Trump tweeted a powerful denouncement of Mueller, and his investigative team of partisan Democrats and Clinton loyalists. This was swiftly followed by news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired FBI’s No.2 man, Andrew McCabe.
When asked, McCabe said that his firing was an attempt to intimidate and undermine the Mueller investigation of Russia’s interference in US elections. Accepting
Democrats called for certain legislative measures in order to protect Mueller along with his investigation. Even Republicans are calling for the protection of Mueller.
Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Government Reform, Rep. Trey Gowdy told “Fox News Sunday” that everyone must, “Give him [Mueller] the time, the resources, the independence to do his job,”
Gowdy’s message to Trump was simple, “Let it play out its course. If you’ve done nothing wrong, you should want the investigation to be as fulsome and thorough as possible,”
Trump tweeted, “The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion, and there was no crime.” Additionally, he criticized the members of the Mueller’s team as “13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary [Clinton] supporters, and Zero Republicans.” Donald Trump also lashed out on the reports that McCabe had memos on tweeting that “never took notes when he was with me.”
For their part, Democrat’s messaging has been very consistent on the issue. “I think, George [Stephanopoulos], you just pointed to the single most important development of the week and that is at the same time it’s revealed that the special counsel is looking at business records of the Trump Organization,” said Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, clarifying that he’s “always thought the money laundering issue was the most serious.”