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Never-Trumper Evan McMullin threatens Trump: ‘We will push you right out of office’ if you fire Rosenstein

Responding to a tweet issued by President Trump, Evan McMullin, the never-Trump spoiler candidate who failed in his effort to give Hillary Clinton the White House, issued a not-so-veiled threat against the president, telling him that if he fires Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, “we will push you right out of office.”

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This is the tweet that triggered McMullin:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/984053549742067712

Naturally, McMullin’s tweet prompted the predictable responses, with some wondering exactly how he thinks “we” will do this.

https://twitter.com/JRob747/status/984143915430350848

Good question.  As one person observed, he’ll have a lot of people to contend with:

https://twitter.com/ntvnyr173/status/984163749178290176

https://twitter.com/hopedowdlist/status/984056038830804992

Apparently, Twitchy said, “McMullin’s got a posse.”

One person told McMullin to go away:

https://twitter.com/FoundRight/status/984242170101157889

Regular readers of this site may recall that just a little over a year ago, McMullin was triggered by chants of “USA,” falsely claiming that Trump was pushing white nationalism.

One Twitter user minced no words calling McMullin a traitor:

Another person noted:

https://twitter.com/bfle12/status/984297093039906821

As the Business Insider noted, “the knives have been out for Rosenstein since it emerged that the FBI raided the home and office of Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, on Monday.”

The report added:

Joseph diGenova, a controversial former federal prosecutor who was recently under consideration to join President Donald Trump’s legal team, said Wednesday night that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “tomorrow morning.”

DiGenova made the comments to the Fox News opinion-show host, Sean Hannity, who is an ardent Trump supporter. Shortly before Hannity’s show aired featuring comments from diGenova and other Trump supporters, the president plugged it on Twitter.

“Big show tonight on @seanhannity! 9:00 P.M. on @FoxNews,” he tweeted.

On Hannity’s show, diGenova called the special counsel Robert Mueller’s team “legal terrorists” and said James Comey, the former FBI director, was a “dirty cop.”

As for McMullin’s threat, something tells me the president isn’t too worried…

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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