Special counsel Robert Mueller has been a busy, busy guy.
Today’s big news is the indictment of 12 Russians for interfering in our 2016 election. Gliding underneath that, however, almost unnoticed, is the news that Mueller has spoken with Mark Corallo, the former spokesman for Trump’s legal team.
Corallo spent approximately 2 hours with Mueller earlier this week, with the likely topic of conversation being obstruction.
One moment that might be of particular interest to the special counsel: a now-infamous flight back from the G-20 summit, when Trump and his close aides –– including his daughter Ivanka, Jared Kushner, and Communications Director Hope Hicks –– drafted a deceptive statement regarding Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Kremlin-linked Russian nationals. According to theTimes, Corallo was in a position to tell Mueller that Hicks once claimed the president’s sons emails about that meeting would “never get out.”
Corallo departed the White House shortly after Trump lambasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview with the Times. Corallo vocally defended Sessions during his hard-fought confirmation process, and people close to him told The Daily Beast that he found it hard to stomach the president’s criticism of the attorney general.
A lot of people had that problem, but anybody looking for loyalty or decency from Donald Trump doesn’t know the man.
“To people who know him, his choice to leave was unavoidable on a moral and professional level,” one of his longtime friends told The Daily Beast at the time.
What Corallo may be able to tell him is unknown, but he did leave the white house a bit disgusted. What if he’s got something to tell and he’s no longer bound to his White House job?