Newsmax Media exec Chris Ruddy, a longtime pally of President Donald Trump, has told Judy Woodruff that Trump is thinking about firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible collusion between the president’s campaign and the Russians. Ruddy told the NewsHour host that Trump “is considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel…I think he’s weighing that option.” This is an orchestrated move, of course — theatrical sabre rattling — with the objective of intimidating Mueller. It would be appalling and perversely beautiful on a certain level if Trump was to actually do this.  It would (a) echo President Nixon’s firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox in 1973 and (b) would intensify calls for Trump’s impeachment.