Be smart: The Trump lawyers’ strategy is to cooperate with Mueller on the inside game. The outside chorus tries to rough up Mueller, in case his findings are trouble for POTUS.

The rising conservative drumbeat to discredit the investigation and the investigators is gaining GOP converts.

Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the chamber’s #2 Republican, said on ABC yesterday that it would be “a mistake” to fire the special counsel. But Cornyn tweeted a day earlier: “Mueller needs to clean house of partisans.”

Trump said yesterday when asked about the tens of thousandsof transition emails Mueller had obtained from the GSA, which ran the server: “Not looking good. It’s not looking good. It’s quite sad to see that. My people are very upset about it. … A lot of lawyers thought that was pretty sad.”