by Shelton Bumgarner
I can’t sleep tonight and for some reason I have the Watergate Saturday Night Massacre on the brain. I have no inside information and I’m pretty much just feeling a bit uneasy for no reason.
Some of my uneasiness comes from how relatively quiet things are.
The only reason why I don’t think there is likely to be another Saturday Night Massacre is two fold — one, Trump has already done a slow-mo version of it and two, even he knows firing the Special Council would be a bridge too far, especially given that the House is now in Democratic control.
And, really, Trump is far more likely to pardon everyone he needs to pardon than fire Mueller. It would have made a lot more sense to fire Mueller months ago instead of waiting this late to do it.
While Trump is demonstrably stupid, he does have his political wiles and as such he’s not going anywhere unless some outside force changes the equation.