By Christopher R Rice
It may seem to many that the rule of law can not win against the rich and powerful; that government is transparent; that the free press can hold elected officials accountable; and that leaders cannot profit from government service. But appearances can be deceiving.
Robert Mueller’s investigation can only have one purpose, and that is to attack this administration. It is a group of radical Dems assembled under the Special Counsel rubric and attacking this president from every corner. Why can’t it be stopped? That’s my question.
Why not end this absolute attempted coup against the president of the United States?
The Supreme Court has stated (outside the special counsel context) that only the government official who appointed an employee has the power to fire that employee.
“We the people” are demanding that President Donald Trump bring on GOP attorney Bill Barr as Attorney General to fire the Special Counsel.
Federal prosecutors must be investigated, not one of the FBI or Justice Department officials has been prosecuted for their political corruption and abuse of power. They’ve made a mockery of justice in this country, and it looks like they’re getting away with it..again.
Special counsel can only be removed “for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies.”
Trump could fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. In that case, the authority over Mueller would fall to the associate attorney general.
There’s yet another route the president could take, Neal Katyal, a professor of national security law at Georgetown University, wrote in a piece for the Washington Post on May 19: “Trump could order the special-counsel regulations repealed and then fire Mueller himself.”
Katyal said he would know, because back in 1999, he was tapped by then-Attorney General Janet Reno to head an internal working group on the issue of special counsel — and he helped write the regulations now being cited by Rosenstein.
“The rules provide only so much protection: Congress, Trump and the Justice Department still have the power to stymie (or even terminate) Mueller’s inquiry,” Katyal wrote.
According to Goldsmith, “There are good constitutional arguments in support of this possibility. There are also countervailing arguments grounded in the principle that only the agency head that appoints the officer, and not the President, can remove the officer.”
This would follow the model of President Richard M. Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre.” In 1973, Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, even as his top two Justice Department officials — Elliott Richardson and Bill Ruckelshaus — resigned in protest rather than carry out Nixon’s order.
During the Saturday Night Massacre, then-Solicitor General Robert Bork eventually followed Nixon’s orders and fired Cox.
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AND THEN: Join me on the new underground railroad. If you don’t know why we’d need a new underground, you are not paying attention. Ask Julian Assange for clarification.