Democratic Congresswoman Speier: ‘Trump Will Fire Mueller Before Christmas’


Rep. Speier: ‘Rumor on the Hill’ is Trump to Fire Mueller Before Christmas

By KQED News Staff

Updated at 2:40 p.m. PST, Saturday.

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) told KQED Newsroom on Friday that she believes Republicans are trying to shut down the House Intelligence Committee’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections.

Speier also said, “The rumor on the Hill when I left yesterday was that the president was going to make a significant speech at the end of next week. And on Dec. 22nd, when we are out of D.C., he was going to fire Robert Mueller.”

If this were to happen, Speier said, it would cause a constitutional crisis.  “That is Saturday massacre 2.0,” she said. “Without a doubt there would be an impeachment effort.”

Fellow California representative, Adam Schiff (D-Los Angeles), voiced similar concerns on Twitter on Friday. 

Schiff, who also sits on the House Intelligence Committee, says that no witnesses have been scheduled after next Friday, and that dozens of outstanding witnesses have not been contacted. He tweeted that there will be interviews next week, but they will be held out of state while important votes will be keeping members of Congress in Washington D.C.


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