After the newly released FISA abuse memo revealed special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe was based on the discredited dossier, Democrats are now trying to intimidate President Donald Trump not to fire officials exposed in the memo.
On Friday, top Democratic leaders in Congress sent a letter to Trump threatening him if he fires those overseeing the Russia probe, particularly Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and special counsel Robert Mueller.
“We are alarmed by reports that you may intend to use this misleading document as a pretext to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, in an effort to corruptly influence or impede Special Counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation,” the letter read.
“We write to inform you that we would consider such an unwarranted action as an attempt to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation. Firing Rod Rosenstein, DOJ Leadership, or Bob Mueller could result in a constitutional crisis of the kind not seen since the Saturday Night Massacre,” it added.
The letter was signed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other congressional Democrats.
These Democrats can rest assured Trump is not intimidated by their empty threats, and he made that clear when asked by reporters in the Oval Office about whether the memo makes it more likely he will fire Rosenstein.
Trump, who appeared angered given the severity of the salacious claims in the memo, responded cryptically.
He said: “You figure that one out.”
When asked if the memo makes it more likely he will fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Trump responds: "You figure that one out." pic.twitter.com/8eyAtm8uKF
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 2, 2018
The memo details how Obama officials used the politically-charged dossier, which was given nearly $10 million from the Democratic National Committee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, to get a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Trump’s 2016 campaign.
It also revealed the FISA warrant wouldn’t have been secured had the dossier not been used.
Chuck, Nancy, and their cronies are freaking out because the memo unearths deeply rooted corruption at the DOJ and FBI.
And if Democrats believe threatening Trump is a good idea, they have another thing coming.
Source: Zero Hedge