A great many of Donald Trump’s opponents have posited a great many examples about how best to depose him, and we can now add John Brennan to that exhausting list.
The former CIA Director didn’t mince his words this week when asked about the possibility that Donald Trump could fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is currently investigating the liberal conspiracy theory that the President is somehow a Russian agent who colluded with the Kremlin to gain access to the White House. Trump hasn’t yet made that deafening decision, but has let it be known that he is less than enthused with Mueller’s access to Trump’s personal finance records. Many in the political world have compared the possibility of Trump canning Mueller to the much of Richard Nixon’s handling of the Watergate scandal; an event that ended with the impeachment and resignation of President Nixon.
Brennan went a step further, however, admitting that his preferential response to Donald Trump’s hypothetical termination would be far more chaotic.
“In the most vocal opposition to president Donald Trump yet, former CIA Director John Brennan said that if the White House tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, government officials should refuse to follow the president orders, as they would be – in his view – ‘inconsistent’ with the duties of the executive branch.
“‘I think it’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future,’ Brennan told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, effectively calling for a coup against the president should Trump give the order to fire Mueller.
“Brennan appeared alongside his former colleague, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and both men who served in the Obama administration, told Blitzer they have total confidence in Mueller. ‘Absolutely. It was an inspired choice- they don’t come any better,’ Brennan said adding that ‘If Mueller is fired, I hope our elected reps will stand up and say enough is enough.’ Some have responded with questions where Brennan’s devotion to the Constitution was in the aftermath of the events in Benghazi.”
Brennan is just the latest Washington insider to unofficially join the so-called “resistance” to Trump with these statements.
Around the Capitol, President Trump is facing adversity the likes of which have never been seen in our modern political era. The democrats, or what’s left of them, are congealing to form a wall of obstruction against any possible policy that POTUS intends to propose. Slithering up next to that wall are snake-in-the-grass republicans who are possibly part of a plot to “suddenly” remove Trump from office that was revealed earlier this week.
All in all: Trump has his work cut out for him, with or without Robert Mueller poking around his tax returns.