Technically, Mueller doesn't have to care about public mockery and derision. But being taken seriously is the only defense he has against Trump simply choosing to fire him. It seems likely being forced to drop the charges against the Russians would effectively end Mueller's probe, being an admission that he doesn't have anything related to his mandate. If he failed to do so, Trump would easily be able to afford the political cost of firing him.
This entry was published Fri Jun 15 10:31:22 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2018-06-15 10:31:22.0.