They keep telling President Trump to leave Robert Mueller alone….
They seem to be letting him continue his moves to try intimidate Mueler’s investigation, something that anyone else would NEVER get away with….
Trump chest thumping bullying attack’s are working again…..
And Trump has begun to hire more aggressive legal help….
THE BIG IDEA: Republican congressional leaders have no appetite for a showdown with Donald Trump over legislation to protect Robert Mueller, even as the president has begun attacking the special counsel by name and hired a new lawyer who publicly alleges a vast FBI conspiracy to bring him down.
While GOP leaders say Mueller should be allowed to do his work, their relative acquiescence both enables and emboldens Trump’s defiance. The president will likely continue to test the limits and push the boundaries to see what he can get away with. That’s how he’s always operated.
The lack of urgency to do anything to protect Mueller reflects a recognition on Capitol Hill that Republican fortunes are now inextricably linked to the president in 2018, for better or (more likely) worse. They’ve made their bed with him, and now they must lie in it.
This calculus has changed over the past nine months. Republicans who introduced legislation to protect Mueller have slowly backed away from trying to get it through. A must pass spending bill is one logical avenue to force Trump’s hand. The president would be hard pressed to explain shutting down the government at the end of this week as a means to preserve his ability to fire Mueller without judicial review. It would be much easier for him to veto a stand-alone bill that had the same effect. But Trump need not worry. Republicans are not going to take up any such bill, and they won’t include any language in the omnibus. The White House knows thishttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/03/20/daily-202-trump-s-increasingly-confrontational-approach-to-mueller-enabled-by-congressional-gop-timidity/5ab077b230fb045e48d05a98/?utm_term=.82241e87a9bf….