Vanity Fair reports that Comrade Stupid is considering firing Jefferson Beauregard ‘Stonewall’ Sessions III and replacing him with his favorite minion, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:
“Perhaps most consequential for Robert Mueller’s investigation, sources said Trump has discussed a plan to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to two Republicans in regular contact with the White House, there have been talks that Trump could replace Sessions with E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt, who would not be recused from overseeing the Russia probe. Also, as an agency head and former state attorney general, Pruitt would presumably have a good shot at passing a Senate confirmation hearing.”
Pruitt would take over supervision of Robert Mueller from Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, and he would surely fire Mueller if Comrade Stupid asked. Regardless, Mueller would need Pruitt to approve subpoenas and whatnot, and Pruitt could make it impossible to continue the investigation.
So, the calculus for the Orange Menace is pretty straight forward. Fire Sessions > Install Pruitt > smother the investigation without firing Mueller > use the final report as toilet paper when tweeting.
Getting fossil fuel fetishist Scott Pruitt out of the EPA would be a good thing (but dawg only knows Comrade Stupid can find another pollution enthusiast to replace him), and getting noted racist JB’S’S3 out of the Justice Department would be a good thing, too, but this isn’t a scenario that makes me happy.