Here’s why I don’t think he’ll do it: 6 reasons.
Reason #1: The investigation has gone on too long. The genie can’t go back into the bottle. I'll explain.
Q: What happens to the grand jury evidence?
Grand juries (GJ) are in the Constitution, so they’re part of the basic framework of government.
Originally GJs actually had power to do independent investigations.
It’s unlikely they’ll want to bury it.
Reason #2: the SC regs allow Mueller to be stopped by his boss only if “a particular step is inappropriate or unwarranted”
As @AshaRangappa_ says, Mueller has more expertise than anyone who might supervise him.
Good luck to whoever tries to fire Mueller without good cause.
Reason # 3: Mueller can hand off the evidence to other prosecutors. Already evidence from Cohen’s office is in the hands of the SDNY—and Cohen overlaps with TrumpRussia and TrumpCrimes.
Reason #4: If we get a Democratic Congress tomorrow, they can open a real investigation.
The committee would have more power than Mueller has right now.
Trump would end up in worse shape (as he did when he fired Comey).
People would take to the streets. There would be an uproar.
This isn't good for Trump. People would stop talking about his manufactured crisis and have a real one to talk about.
He prefers made up ones.
Even now, most people don't know (or deny) that Trump is cynically using classic fascist techniques to seize and hold power.
Reason #6: Trump has a more effective way to bring about a regime change: Torpedo factuality and rule of law.
What do I mean? See👇
Without rule of law, jury verdicts and investigations pose no threat.
Trump is preparing for that battle.
What we should worry about (and try to remedy) is the erosion of the public sphere.