MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is engaging in some wishful thinking.
Daydreaming of President Donald Trump resigning to save himself from special counsel Robert Mueller.
He also thinks it would be a move to save his own kids from Mueller’s wrath, The Daily Mail reported.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews predicted on Monday that Donald Trump could resign soon as part of a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller in a bid to spare his family from prosecution.
‘The president’s children stand right in the line of Mueller’s investigative progress,’ Matthews said on Hardball, referring to Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.
‘They stand as the next dominoes to fall. Therein lies the problem, where earlier Mueller subjects have given [President] Trump up, these two lack the option to do that.
Matthews said Ivanka and Trump Jr can ‘hardly testify against their father’, adding that if Mueller ‘will not be stopped and the kids will not fall to him, we see the president’s adult children heading to prison’.
However, the host said that may not happen if the president strikes a deal with Mueller.
‘But what if the prosecutor were to offer the president an alternative?’ Matthews said.
‘What if he were to say he would let the children walk if the old man does the same? That would mean giving up the presidency in exchange for acquittals all around ― not just for himself, but for all his kids,’ he added.
Matthews even highlighted the resignation of former Vice President Spiro Agnew in 1973.
Agnew struck a deal with prosecutors in order to avoid prison time for tax evasion.
‘Leverage the office while you still have it. So let’s watch the probable events of the coming weeks bring all this to a breaking point,’ Matthews said.
‘It is going to be historic.’
Since Mueller began his investigation into Russian election interference and any possible collusion with the Trump campaign, 33 individuals and entities have been criminally indicted.
President Trump does not quit.