Steve Cortes, a member of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council, appeared on “CNN Tonight With Don Lemon” Monday and claimed that President Trump should fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
Cortes also said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should be fired.
“I think the Republicans sadly are as complicit in what’s going on now in terms of these swamp tactics as the Democrats are. Let me just be very blunt–the president needs to fire Jeff Sessions. He needs to fire Rosenstein. He needs to fire Mueller. This is a sham investigation. This is his own Justice Department trying to usurp the power of the presidency.”
Later, CNN’s Don Lemon asked, “If he’s innocent, why would he fire those people?”
“It’s not about innocence,” he responded. “It’s because they’re creating a witch hunt atmosphere that’s really, in many ways, I think reminiscent of what we see in dictatorships. When you raid the president of the United States’ private attorneys, residents and offices, and when you say we’re going to pierce attorney-client privilege, what you’re admitting here is we have nothing on Russia, nothing significant, nothing we can hang our hat on, but we are going to find a way or make a way to impeach the president of the United States.”
“Let’s just be honest. That is the end goal here. That is the goal of the Washington swamp. It’s the goal of the media, is to impeach the president, and the president has to say ‘enough.’ We have business in this country to attend to.”