‘Swamp King Trump’ may use ‘Polluter Pruitt’ to fire ‘Citizen Mueller’

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Since President Trump revels in the use of nicknames, it is time to warn the nation that it now appears the president, who should be nicknamed “Swamp King Trump,” has floated Scott Pruitt, who should be nicknamed “Polluter Pruitt,” to replace the attorney general that Trump nicknamed “Mr. Magoo” — Jeff Sessions.

Pruitt would then have the power to fire Robert Mueller, who should simply be referred to as “Citizen Mueller.” Trump denies he plans to replace Sessions with Pruitt, but many of his denials have been proven false in the past.

{mosads}There are two critically important points to be made here. The first is that Swamp King Trump almost certainly intends to fire Citizen Mueller because he is terrified about what Mueller will soon do. The second is that Polluter Pruitt is one of the leading candidates for the dubious honor of being the worst official to serve in any administration in modern American history.


Warning to Republicans who support Swamp King Trump and Polluter Pruitt at all costs: You are now in danger of losing the midterm elections by margins that will be remembered for 100 years.

From the moment he became president until today, Swamp King Trump has waged the most aggressive attack against justice in America of any president in the history of the nation.

He has threatened, attacked, berated, insulted or fired a long list of officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and attempted to use the DOJ as a legal weapon against those he treats like political enemies. Even Richard Nixon never put American justice under such an aggressive and sustained attack.

Swamp King Trump is running a government that is a festival of greed, ethical failures and scandals that makes Hillary Clinton look like an angel by comparison. America’s greatest presidents must be looking down from heaven with outrage and disgust. 

Trump tries to govern like a king and runs his presidency like a swamp. The Swamp King ignores the advice of his lawyers so often that his legal team has been reduced to a shambles, and the leading lawyers of the nation refuse to defend him. 

Almost every day brings new revelations of petty scandals engulfing a growing list of people he has named to high office.

Almost every day, Polluter Pruitt finds new ways to support the degredation of the land, the air and the waters of the nation. Almost every day brings new revelations of how Polluter Pruitt has polluted the integrity and honor of the Environmental Protection Agency.  

While his policies pollute the land, waters and air, his practices pollute the integrity, honor and effectiveness of the environmental agency that in earlier decades had received bipartisan support.

It is disgusting that Swamp King Trump praises the work of Polluter Pruitt. It is a threat to justice that Swamp King Trump, instead of removing Polluter Pruitt from office, could even consider making him the attorney general of the United States.

By contrast, Citizen Mueller is a patriot, a Marine, a legal scholar and a man of impeccable integrity, reputation, fairness and honor. Robert Mueller is a citizen in the highest and most noble traditions of citizenship in our nation and democracies around the world.

Of all the words that have ever been written anywhere in recent years, there are few I disagree with more vehemently than the words of anyone who suggests that Congress should not pass a bill to protect Citizen Mueller from being fired by Swamp King Trump.

If Trump fires Mueller, not only will the impeachment process begin immediately, but the House and Senate will pass a bill by veto-proof margins to continue the Mueller investigation.

Those who dare support the firing of Citizen Mueller by Swamp King Trump will be swept aside by voters after a midterm election that will be remembered for 100 years.

Brent Budowsky was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Texas) and former Rep. Bill Alexander (D-Ark.), who was chief deputy majority whip of the U.S. House of Representatives. He holds an LLM in international financial law from the London School of Economics.

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