December 19, 2017
Officials from the Obama administration and other liberal activists are organizing protests in anticipation of the president’s firing of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder sent out a series of tweets on Sunday, saying the firing of Mueller would cross a red line which would prompt demonstrations.
Walter Schaub, the ethics lawyer for the Obama administration, said he is gathering supplies in preparation for when people take to the streets.
The comments from liberal activists come despite the president saying he would not fire Mueller, which is a statement reiterated by former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.
“I think he’s probably frustrated by the process… I think he knows in his heart that he didn’t do anything wrong in regard to Russia, said Scaramucci. “He probably doesn’t like that stuff as it relates to a distraction, but I don’t think he’s going to fire Mueller… I just think he’s too smart to do something like that…he doesn’t need another distraction on top of that distraction.”
His remarks come as Republicans have become increasingly frustrated with the price and process of Mueller’s investigation.
The most recent complaint stems from anti-Trump text messages sent by Mueller’s investigators.
However, the president has since reaffirmed his position, saying he has no plans to remove the special counsel.