Pittsburgh prepares for riots if Trump fires Mueller

Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would block a vote on legislation to stop Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Now that Trump has McConnell's blessing, Pittsburgh is getting ready to deal with riots that could break out if Trump acts on his urge.

From The Week:

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has instructed detectives to begin wearing a full uniform and carrying riot gear with them in anticipation of massive protests if President Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The email announcement, which was confirmed by Pittsburgh's WTAE-TV, warns that "we have received information of a potential large scale protest in the Central Business District" that would be "semi-spontaneous and more than likely happen on short notice."

Image: Police in Riot Gear Holding the Line in Downtown Portland, Oregon during a Occupy Portland protest on the first anniversary of Occupy Wall Street November 17, 2011. By JPL Designs/Shutterstock.