Republican strategist Rick Tyler asserted on Monday that President Donald Trump will eventually find a way to fire special counsel Robert Mueller and Republicans in Congress will do “nothing” about it. Stephanie Ruhle had asked whether Trump was running a discrediting campaign against Mueller, when Tyler dropped the hammer:
“Here’s what’s going to happen, I’m going to go out on a limb,” Tyler began. “The president has calculated now — and I think it’s true — is the reaction from the Republicans. He is going to fire Robert Mueller. And you know what’s going to happen? Nothing. That’s what’s going to happen. There will be no response from Republican leadership, from Congress.”
Tyler continued while the other guests to the show sat with jaws dropped to the ground.
“He is now going about — the reason to fire [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe], the reason to deny him his retirement is he has to discredit him,” Tyler said. “And he has to systematically discredit everybody who’s involved in this Russia investigation. And he has now seen that he can do these things without any recourse. The Congress is not going to reign him in.”
As if the prediction were not dire enough, Tyler noted that he expects the firing to come sooner rather than later, prior to evidence of money laundering and tax evasion comes to the fore.