House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a stern warning to President Trump Thursday amid reports that he was considering over firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or special counsel Robert Mueller.
Here's what she said:
"President Trump's disparagement of special counsel Mueller's investigation as the president said as an attack on our country is a new low, even for President Trump," she said to the media Thursday.
"This investigation has made clear that the Russians perpetrated a strategic attack on the 2016 elections to support the Trump campaign," she explained. "The special counsel has handed down multiple indictments and secured guilty plea against Trump campaign officials in connection to Russia's meddling."
"If the president fires special counsel Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein," she warned, "it will ignite a constitutional crisis."
"It would declare that President Trump believes that his administation and his campaign are completely above the law," she added.
"They are the same thing," she said later in the briefing. "The firing of Rosenstein should be viewed by the public as the curtailing of the investigation, effectively firing Mueller to do the job he's there to do."
"EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has displayed a staggering ethical blindness, President Trump must fire him," she added later.
Some reports say the president has become furious over the FBI raids on the offices and residence of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and that he's looking to fire Rosenstein in order to reign in Mueller.
Trump ally Newt Gingrich compared the acts of the FBI to the Nazi Gestapo and Soviet Russia, while those on the left have concluded that the audacity of the raids means there's likely enough evidence to indict Cohen. The raids were not directly a part of Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion and election interference, but it was reported that he made a referral to federal prosecutors in New York that took the law enforcement action against Cohen.
Here's the video of Pelosi's comments: