At a news conference on Wednesday, a reporter asked President Trump if he was thinking about firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Trump, clearly annoyed by the question, simply said: “They’ve been saying I’m going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months, and they’re still here.”

Which, if we were either Mueller or Rosenstein, we would not take as a signal to start buying Washington D.C. real estate. Just saying.

But it’s true, Democrats are extremely nervous about the possibility that Trump will soon snap, reach his breaking point on this witch hunt, and start cleaning house. And they know that despite all the threats and all the talk of national protests and all the empty chatter about impeachment, there’s really not a damn thing they can do about it. This is up to Trump and Trump alone. And let’s face it, he’s got plenty of reasons to go ahead and shut this thing down.

But if he needs another, House Republicans may be poised to give it to him. According to Rep. Jerrod Nadler, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, the chairman of the committee – Bob Goodlatte (R-Va) is getting ready to serve Rosenstein with a subpoena. And if Rosenstein fails to answer that subpoena, it could set the stage for Congress to hold the deputy AG in contempt. And if THAT happens, Trump might have all the justification he needs to put Rosenstein out to pasture.

The subject of the impending subpoena are the infamous James Comey memos, which Congress has been trying to get its hands on for months. Nadler warned that by issuing the subpoena and forcing Rosenstein into contempt of Congress, Goodlatte was setting the state for the special counsel’s investigation to be shut down “prematurely.”

Well, here’s the thing, Nadler: Whenever this investigation concludes or is shut down, no one will be able to seriously say it was done “prematurely.” This thing has gone on WELL past the expiration date.