Whining about Trump Firing Mueller is the Perfect Example of Fake News


What is it with the mainstream media can’t they take NO for an answer? Trump is not going to fire Mueller!

There is no proof he is even thinking about it, but reporters are speculating and/or asking others.  Every time you see or read about a politician saying the president shouldn’t fire Mueller, it’s because some lazy reporter couldn’t think of anything better to ask.

Yesterday we heard from Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham, and Bernie Sanders among others–they didn’t come up with it themselves. Heck Lindsey Graham isn’t even allowed to go to the bathroom without first asking John McCain. There were no Senators roaming the halls of the Senate office building screaming, “You Hoo, Mr. Reporter—-I want to make a statement about Trump firing Mueller.” A reporter had to ask them.

Think about it for a minute, if the POTUS was about to fire Muller, Rep. Adam Schiff would have leaked it already.  But no leaks….all we have is reporters and anchors asking the question and denials from the administration…lots of denials…here are just a few from recent months

  • August 6, 2017 — Kellyanne Conway tells ABC News that Trump has not discussed firing Mueller, “The President has not even discussed that. The President is not discussing firing Bob Mueller.”
  • August 8, 2017 — Trump lawyer John Dowd in USA Today,  denies that the President has ever considered firing Mueller, “That’s never been on the table, never, It’s a manifestation of the media. My dealings with Bob Mueller have always been cordial, respectful — the way it should be.”
  • August 10, 2017 — Trump tells reporters in Bedminster, New Jersey, that he hasn’t considered firing Mueller. “I haven’t given it any thought. I mean, I’ve been reading about it from you people. You say, oh, I’m going to dismiss him. No, I’m not dismissing anybody. I mean, I want them to get on with the task.
  • October 16, 2017 — Trump says, “No, not at all,” when asked during a news conference if he is considering firing Mueller.
  • December 16, 2017 — White House Special Counsel Ty Cobb tells CNN,  “As the White House has consistently said for months, there is no consideration of firing the special counsel,” Cobb said in the statement.
  • December 17, 2017 — Again, straight from the president’s mouth, “No, I’m not,” the President said, but added that his “people” were “very upset” about the special counsel’s decision to obtain tens of thousands of emails from the Trump transition team.
  • December 20, 2017 — Ty Cobb reiterates to CNN , “If the media is going to continue to ask for responses to every absurd and baseless rumor, attention-seeking partisans will continue to spread them—For five months or more, the White House has persistently and emphatically stated there is no consideration of firing the special counsel, and the White House willingly affirms yet again, as it has every day this week, there is no consideration being given to the termination of the special counsel.”
  • January 26, 2018 —  Trump denied the story once again to reporters, this time he was in Davos, Switzerland,
  • February 2, 2018House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) I’ve talked to the president a number of times. He’s not going to fire the special prosecutor. He’s not even contemplating it…

 

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