All the Republicans who said Trump wouldn’t fire Mueller -- after Trump tried to fire Mueller

In August, two months after Trump reportedly ordered McGahn to fire Mueller, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) dismissed legislation intended to insulate Mueller from White House interference as unnecessary, telling The Daily Beast that Mueller’s firing was “just a hypothetical that, frankly, I don’t think it’s necessary because I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), whose contempt for the president is ill-concealed, assured The Daily Beast in October that “there’s no indication that he’s going to go in and fire or pardon at this point.”

After Chris Ruddy, CEO of right-wing Newsmax Media and Trump confidant, told CNN in June that Trump was likely considering firing Mueller, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) called the notion “such an out of bounds thought… I can’t imagine anybody at the White House is seriously discussing that.”