If Trump starts firing people to shut down the probe, it will be a disaster—for Trump.
Spoiler: I suspect his advisors have figured that out, and they're pursuing a smarter strategy.
Here’s what I mean:
That’s how we got Kenneth Starr.
Independent prosecutors have more power than special prosecutors.
As with firing Comey, Trump could end up in worse shape.
Or Congress could appoint a committee, like with Watergate (also worse for Trump)
Now on to Reason #2.
Right now, we’re in a slow motion constitutional crisis.
(If you don't know what I mean, see👇
We would go from being in a slow-motion constitutional crisis to being in an acute one.
Even the most apathetic citizens would see that Trump is indeed trying to make himself a dictator—
So Reason #2 is: Firing Rosenstein will make it harder for Trump to make himself a Putin-style dictator by creating an acute crisis which will wake up the apathetic & make it easier for the opposition to mobilize.
This is not what the GOP wants the election to be about.
Consider how much has changed from the time older men of the GOP were young men. Conservatives are uncomfortable with rapid change. (What do I mean?👇
Those conservatives might not be as comfortable if it’s not just a few felonies—it’s entirely destroy rule of law.
@AshaRangappa_ explained that even if Rosenstein were to be replaced by a Trump-friendly boss, the new boss would have a hard time boxing in Mueller at this point. . .
This is would be difficult for any new boss, given how much evidence Mueller already amassed & Mueller’s experience and expertise👇
Evidence can be handed off to state or federal prosecutors, or Congress (someone will leak it).
The SDNY has the Cohen evidence.
Trump (& his advisors) have a smarter strategy: Undermine the legitimacy of the probe, persuade followers that the evidence obtained by Mueller is false & lead us into a post-truth world in which jury verdicts don’t matter.
Or, if you’re new to my feed and you’re thinking, “What the heck is she talking about with post-truth worlds and undermining the legitimacy of the probe?” see this for an explanation 👇