Former GOP rep: If there is nothing to hide, why does Trump try to fire everyone?
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Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) suggested Friday that President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE's reported order to fire special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE last year might point to the likelihood that the president was hiding something.

In a tweet Friday morning, Walsh, now a radio host, told followers that Trump's attempts to fire Mueller and deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, along with his firing of former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyMystery surrounds Justice's pledge on journalist records NYT publisher: DOJ phone records seizure a 'dangerous incursion' on press freedom Trump DOJ seized phone records of New York Times reporters MORE, was an interesting choice for "a guy who says he didn't do anything wrong."


"He fired FBI Dir Comey. He tried to fire Asst FBI Dir McCabe. He wanted to fire Att Gen Sessions. He ordered the firing of Special Counsel Mueller. I could go on," Walsh tweeted.

"For a guy who says he didn't do anything wrong, why does he try to fire everyone who's investigating him?"

Walsh's comments come a day after The New York Times reported that Trump ordered his White House lawyer, Don McGahn, to fire Mueller last June. McGahn reportedly refused the order, threatening to resign from his position instead.

The president has also faced heavy criticism for his firing of Comey, especially after telling NBC's Lester Holt that the Russia investigation was a major reason for Comey's ouster.

Walsh has previously warned Trump over Twitter that attempts to combat the FBI would return to "bite you in the ass."

“President Trump, quit attacking the FBI on Twitter. It's wrong and it's gonna bite you in the ass,” Walsh tweeted last month.

“Put your phone down. No more tweets until after New Years,” he added.

Walsh, a former GOP representative, served one term in the House before losing a run in 2012 to represent the remapped Illinois 8th District against now-Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.).