Has the time come for Trump to dump Special Counsel Mueller ???
Since the appointment of Mueller was engineered by a long-time associate, former FBI Director Comey, according to Comey's own testimony --- the appointment is now suspect --- and since Comey also is a likely witness to various matters in the investigation, Mueller's continuing as a "prosecutor" does appear to violate DOJ rules and guidelines
Records indicate that several of the Mueller-selected Special Counsel assistants are partisan anti-Trump donors
According to the "Gateway Pundit" a well-know and heavily followed internet website --- "Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump and the first woman to successfully manage a presidential campaign, took to Twitter Tuesday night to call out Special Counsel Robert Mueller for hiring lawyers who gave heavily to Democrats and opposed Trump’s candidacy, writing, “FEC report: Mueller’s team includes big Democrat donors. Some maxed out, none wanted Trump to be POTUS.” Mueller was appointed to investigate alleged, so far unproven, ties between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election...." (See "WAR? Kellyanne Conway Calls Out Special Counsel Mueller for Hiring Anti-Trump, Democrat Donors" by Kristin Taylor, 6/14/17, The Gateway Pundit [http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/war-kellyanne-conway-calls-special-counsel-mueller-hiring-anti-trump-democrat-donors/]).
The Kristin Taylor-Gateway Pundit article also note that ".... Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, a Republican firebrand, was first to call out Mueller for his hires with a tweet early Monday morning. Gingrich had previously supported Mueller’s appointment but told Sean Hannity Tuesday night he changed his mind after fired FBI Director James Comey said he tried to orchestrate the hiring of a special counsel by leaking confidential memos to the press which resulted in the appointment of longtime Comey friend Mueller. Gingrich wrote, 'Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink.'...”
Others have observed that former FBI Director Comey's testimony and his history with Mueller clearly showed a significant closeness between someone that is now intertwined as an actor in the case and the prosecutor --- that fact in itself violates DOJ rules and guidelines.
EARLIER REPORTS HAD IT THAT TRUMP WAS CONSIDERING SACKING MUELLER --- AND THE WHITE HOUSE WAS VERY SLOW WALKING IT BACKThere have been many reports that presidential "friend" Chris Ruddy was telling everybody that President Trump was considering firing DOJ Special Counsel Robert Mueller after a visit to the White House ( See e.g., "Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President considering firing Mueller" by By Saba Hamedy, Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak, 6/13/17, CNN/ Politics [http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/politics/ruddy-robert-mueller-white-house/index.html]).
THE LOOK OF A WHITE HOUSE WAR DANCEWith the recent disclosures about the questionable staffing decisions by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and with the even more recent remarks by White House insider Kellyanne Conway; it looks like presidential advisers are becoming increasingly and more openly critical of Mueller. All of the goings-on of the last week at the White House are increasingly taking on the look of a "war dance" in advance of a formal presidential move against the Special Counsel.
IT'S TIME FOR TRUMP TO DUMP MUELLER --- AND IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT, COMPLETELY DEEP-SIX ANY FURTHER NOTIONS OF A "SPECIAL COUNSEL" FOR RUSSIA OR ANY OTHER PURPOSE
In spite of Congressional testimony to the contrary. as reported in the Washington Post (See “”Jeff Sessions testifies: Refuses to say whether he spoke to Trump about Comey’s handling of Russia investigation” by --- “.... Earlier Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appeared before lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He responded to questions regarding comments Monday from Christopher Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax Media and a friend of Trump, that the president might fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Mueller was recently appointed to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 election.... Rosenstein said that if the president ordered him to fire Mueller, he would comply only if the request was 'lawful and appropriate.'... Rosenstein, who has been on the job for six weeks, said only he could fire Mueller and only if he found good cause to do so. He described Mueller as operating independently from the Justice Department in his investigation...." --- there is clearly "good cause" to dismiss this dour-faced clown Mueller.