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Pittsburgh Police Prepare For Riots, Protests If Trump Fires Mueller

A preplanned demonstration already has more than 2,300 participants signed up.
Posted at 10:08 PM, Apr 18, 2018

Pittsburgh police are getting ready for potential riots in the event President Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller. 

It's important to note the police department isn't acting on any specific intelligence or knowledge of Trump's plans. Rather, a protest is already planned, and more than 2,300 people have registered to join in if Mueller's fired.

That led Pittsburgh's police commander to order officers and detectives to wear full uniforms and carry riot gear starting Thursday.

Republican leaders have balked at taking steps to protect Mueller. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said he would block a bipartisan bill to let a special counsel seek judicial review after being fired. That bill would also require the firing be for "good cause."