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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:21 AM

Trump voters warn him not to fire Mueller: "People would be suspicious"

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My colleague @PhilipRucker traveled to the Milwaukee suburbs to observe a two-hour-long focus group with a dozen people from across the political spectrum. The only thing they could agree on: Trump should not fire Robert Mueller.



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Trump voters warn him not to fire Mueller: ‘People would be suspicious’

By Philip Rucker May 16 at 6:00 AM [link:philip.rucker@washpost.com|Email the author]

BROOKFIELD, Wis. — They see the Russia investigation as President Trump does, as a witch hunt that has expanded far beyond its initial mandate with the explicit aim of delegitimizing or perhaps even overturning his 2016 election victory.

Yet these most steadfast of Trump supporters, who were among those gathered here Tuesday night as part of a focus group evaluating public opinion, said the president should not fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, a view shared by the Trump critics around the table.

“People would be suspicious,” said Betsy Novak, 55, a greenhouse worker who voted for Trump. ... “It {would be} hiding something,” said Curt Hetzel, 48, a shipping and receiving manager who also voted for Trump. ... “Politically, it would be a terrible idea,” said yet another Trump backer, Sam Goldner, 25, a warehouse manager.

These three were among the 12 men and women assembled for a two-hour focus group in this Milwaukee suburb, a perennial suburban swing area in a state that helped propel Trump to a surprise victory and is home to competitive Senate and gubernatorial contests this fall.
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Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post. He previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Rucker also is a Political Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter. Follow @PhilipRucker

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mahatmakanejeeves May 2018 OP
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Frustratedlady May 2018 #2
Submariner May 2018 #3
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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:30 AM

1. If they aren't suspicious by now they never will be.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:32 AM

2. We're so far beyond suspicious, I had to stop to think of what new scandal was out today.

We didn't even stay with suspicious for very long. In our minds, we pretty much had the scenario all laid out and were at the punishment stage. Where have you Republicans been?

Better catch up with the other half of America. Your Gawd is goin' down the tubes and taking most of the family with him. It is just a matter of time for the procedures to be put in place. Our greatest hope is that Mueller captures the assets and auctions them off to real Americans to benefit real Americans. It is time the Trump family sees how the rest of us live. It will be good for their souls.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:37 AM

3. Being a decorated Vietnam combat veteran with a Bronze Star for Valor and Purple Heart

and then being fired by a yellow-bellied draft dodging chickenhawk punk coward would look bad for Donnie Two Scoops.

I have to agree with the focus group.

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Wed May 16, 2018, 11:13 AM

4. Yes, RUMP's little temper fits won't work w/ us...

it may have worked in his businesses, but he's in a whole new ballgame where the rules are totally different and there are lots of eyes watching his every move...can't hide anymore.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 01:08 PM

5. Brookfield is one of the most

Racist and bigoted places in Wisconsin. A white flight Bastian after school integration.

I live in Milwaukee, Waukesha county is filled with racist white republicans.

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