(National Sentinel)Â Showdown: For the second time in less than a week, Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder issued a thinly-veiled threat to Republicans not to fire special counsel Robert Mueller or impede his investigation into Team Trump in any manner.
In issuing the second threat, Holder also appears to have called for mass civil unrest if President Donald J. Trump fires the special counsel, which constitutional experts note he as the authority to do.
â€œABSOLUTE RED LINE: the firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counselâ€™s office. If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both. The American people must be seen and heard â€“ they will ultimately be determinative,â€ tweeted Holder on Sunday.
ABSOLUTE RED LINE: the firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counsel’s office. If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both. The American people must be seen and heard – they will ultimately be determinative.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 17, 2017
AsÂ The National Sentinel reported earlier, Holder threatened Republicans in Congress last week.
â€œSpeaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned: any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated. These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party,â€ he wrote.
The warning came a day after Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over allegations of blatant political bias against President Donald J. Trump within the FBI and DoJ.
Some officials within the department Holder once ran are facing increased scrutiny following anti-Trump texts and other appearances of bias against the president.
Current FBI and DoJ officials are also being scrutinized by Congress over their alleged involvement in a scheme to undermine Trump’s campaign last year while ensuring that his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, was not derailed by a criminal investigation into her mishandling of classified emails.
Over the weekend some members of Congress appeared on news networks to declare that some committees were prepared to subpoena these key figures if they were not more forthcoming with requested information.
In an appearance with Judge Janine Pirro onÂ Fox News, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, pledged thatÂ the House Judiciary Committee plans to issue subpoenas to FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, agent Peter Strzok, and Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and his wife and former Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr this week.
â€œChairman [Bob] Goodlatte has told us he is going to subpoena those individuals,â€ Jordan told Pirro.
Trump’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, stated unequivocally that Trump was not planning on firing Mueller.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 17, 2017
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