Mueller Zeroes in on Trump, Builds Obstruction of Justice Case Against the President
Russia special prosecutor Robert Mueller has President Donald Trump firmly on his radar as he focuses his investigation on the president’s decisions during the 2016 presidential campaign and his firing of former FBI director James Comey.
The special counsel’s team is not only interested in sitting down with the president but recent reports indicate Mueller has been interviewing people in Trump’s inner circle.
Mueller has interviewed CIA director Mike Pompeo, the Director of the National Security Agency Mike Rogers, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
He has also interviewed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn whom reports indicate has been cooperating with the special prosecutor’s investigation for months. President Trump fired Mr. Flynn in early 2017 following revelations of the former adviser’s contacts with those close to the Kremlin.
‘Experts believe that Mueller’s interviews with the men with emphasis on Comey’s dismissal indicate the special prosecutor is looking into building an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump.’
A source close to the investigation told The Liberal Advocate News Mueller was particularly interested in knowing what the men knew about Trump’s dismissal of Mr. Comey in May of last year.
Although the Trump administration failed to adequately explain the rationale behind the decision to fire Mr. Comey, President Trump said during a television interview a few weeks after the firing that he was thinking about the Russia probe when he dismissed the former FBI director.
Experts believe that Mueller’s interviews with the men with emphasis on Comey’s dismissal indicate the special prosecutor is looking into building an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump.
Media reports indicate Mueller also spoke with Attorney General Jeff Sessions although it is not clear if the questions centered primarily on Comey’s dismissal or Session’s contacts with Russian officials particularly former Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak.
Sessions had earlier recused himself from the Russia probe following revelations of these contacts with Ambassador Kislyak.
Meanwhile former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is said to be keen to cooperate with the Muller probe. It is not known if Bannon has met with Mueller’s team or when he intends to do so.
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