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Thu May 18, 2017, 03:10 PM

Mueller can't be removed by Trump, according to CBS News...


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Reply Mueller can't be removed by Trump, according to CBS News... (Original post)
iluvtennis May 2017 OP
regnaD kciN May 2017 #1
pnwmom May 2017 #2
FiveGoodMen May 2017 #3
marylandblue May 2017 #4
iluvtennis May 2017 #5
KingBob May 2017 #6

Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 03:15 PM

1. But he CAN be removed by his supervisor at DoJ...

So Trump can order Rosenstein to fire him, fire Rosenstein if he refuses, then do the same to the person under him (now "in charge" of the investigation) until he finds someone who will comply. See "Bork, Robert."

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 03:23 PM

2. See "Nixon, Richard" -- and what happened to him when he ordered firings. n/t

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #1)

Thu May 18, 2017, 03:25 PM

3. He can, and he might try

But at the moment the press isn't being all that forgiving (thank goodness) and I think that such a series of obvious underhanded maneuvers might really sink him.

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 03:27 PM

4. Not if he has civil service protection

Would require extensiv documentation.of wrong.doing, alpng with prior written warnings and then he could appeal. A one page memo won't cut it.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #4)

Thu May 18, 2017, 07:10 PM

5. cool...thanks for the clarification

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Response to iluvtennis (Original post)

Thu May 18, 2017, 11:34 PM

6. He's limited ...

because he has so few Senate confirmed appointees, if any, below the AG's level. There actually maybe some folks with scruples there to refuse.

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