The Pittsburgh Police Department is on high-alert over special counsel Robert Mueller’s months-long Russia probe; telling its officers to prepare for “riots” should President Trump abruptly remove the special counsel.
“Pittsburgh Police Commander Victor Joseph sent out an email to officers Wednesday saying ‘there is a belief that President Trump will soon move to fire Special Prosecutor Mueller,’ which “would result in a large protest within 24 hours of the firing,” writes Fox News.
“Based on this information, beginning tomorrow, April 19, 2018 all Major Crimes detectives are required to bring a full uniform and any issued protective equipment (riot gear) with them to work until further notice,” added Joseph.
— Marcie Cipriani (@MCipriani_WTAE) April 18, 2018
The move comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on legislation that would “protect” Mueller from being fired; saying there was no reason to vote on the bill at the moment.