Jeff Flake: "Only Constitutional Remedy" For Trump Firing Mueller is Impeachment

So very glad to see Jeff the Flake retiring from the Senate after this year.
But now he, like Lindsey Graham, is talking Trump impeachment.




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Sen. Jeff Flake warned President Trump against firing special counsel Robert Mueller, saying Tuesday that the "only constitutional remedy" for such a move would be impeachment.

With Trump ratcheting up his attacks this weekend on the special counsel, whose team is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, Flake, R-Ariz., implored Trump not to "go there."

"We are begging the president not to fire the special counsel. Don't create a constitutional crisis," Flake said in a tweet. "Congress cannot preempt such a firing. Our only constitutional remedy is after the fact, through impeachment. No one wants that outcome. Mr. President, please don't go there."

Flake, who is not seeking re-election in 2018 but has flirted with a 2020 run for president, joins at least one other high-profile Republican who has brought up the prospect of impeachment should Trump fire Mueller.

"Probably so, if he did it without cause, yeah," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told radio host Hugh Hewitt when asked if firing Mueller would be an impeachable offense. "Well, I think what the president will have done is stopped an investigation in whether or not his campaign colluded with the Russians, what effect the Russians had on the 2016 campaign. I can’t see it being anything other than a corrupt purpose."


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