Yascha Mounk, a lecturer on political theory at Harvard, is the host of The Good Fight podcast at Slate and the author of the forthcoming The People Versus Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It. (December 2017)

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If Trump Fires Mueller…

House Democrats Jan Schakowsky, Val Demings, John Sarbanes, and Jackie Speier holding a news conference in support of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., December 21, 2107

We are hurtling toward yet another constitutional crisis, and supposedly moderate Republicans are refusing to do anything about it. Fox News and other conservative media outlets have been smearing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, all but calling him an enemy of the American people. We are, in other words, once again reaching the point when something that had seemed outlandish a few short months ago is starting to feel virtually inescapable. Now that the outriders have done their work, there is every chance that President Trump will fire Mueller within the next month. It is anybody’s guess who will win the next round in the death match between the president and the American republic.