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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: iWontGiveUP
Trump is not a chess master, but he does play. Everyone below him in the governmental order is playing checkers.
There are folks who are master chess players and 3d/4d chess players too, we don't see them however.
Cryptic and eerie enough of an explanation?
originally posted by: D8Tee
a reply to: carewemust
Trump can't fire Mueller, only Rodenstein can do that. Trump could ask Rodenstein to do it, and fire him if he refuses. Sessions can't do it, cause he's recused from the Russian thing.
Trump could not fire Robert Mueller on his own, but his attorney general does have this authority. If Trump wanted Mueller gone, then, he could simply instruct his attorney general to fire him. However, since Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russia investigation, this responsibility of firing Mueller would be passed to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
It would then be up to Rosenstein, the man who hired Mueller in the first place, whether he should comply with the president’s orders and fire the special counsel. While the president could not bypass Rosenstein and fire Mueller himself, he could fire Rosenstein and replace him with a deputy attorney general who will agree to fire Mueller.
Technically, Trump could also order the special counsel regulations be repealed and then fire Robert Mueller directly.