The latest most inconsequential and irrelevant news stories being flogged by mainstream media about the Mueller investigation is “Will Trump fire Mueller,” and “Will Trump pardon Flynn.”
it is probable that Congress will oust Trump or Pence first, depending on who becomes the most untenable and then force the other to appoint a new VP who would be mutually acceptable to both parties.
McConnell knows the Democrats have utterly dominated the off-year elections with Americans turning out in droves to punish his Republicans for their refusal to get rid of Trump.
There will be no promised pardons.
If the Republican Congress cannot be forced to accept their constitutional responsibilities and impeach Trump, Mueller will go around Congress and remove him judicially.