This will make some Trump fans happy. The word is, it sure caused Trump, himself, to loosen up the ‘ol sphincter muscles.
While negotiating with President Trump’s legal team last month, special counsel Robert Mueller told them that the president is not currently considered to be a criminal target, at this point, in the ongoing Russian investigation.
It’s not that he’s completely off the hook. There’s just no dastardly plot to bring Trump down.
But Mueller also said that he still considers Trump to be a subject of his investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election, and emphasized the need to interview the president as part of the probe, The Washington Post reported.
Mueller is reportedly preparing a report about Trump’s actions in the White House and whether he sought to obstruct the investigation into Russian meddling in the election, according to the Post.
Let’s point out that these are Trump’s own actions that have put him on the map with this probe. The reckless tweeting and appearing in a TV interview to contradict the words of his own people, admitting he fired former FBI Director James Comey because of the “Russia thing,” these all got him in hot water.
Mueller reportedly stressed that he needed to interview Trump to determine whether the president acted with corrupt intent to undermine the Russia probe and in order to conclude that portion of the investigation.
Legal experts are saying it would be a bad idea for somebody as undisciplined as Trump to sit with a seasoned investigator like Mueller. They’re absolutely sure Trump will lie and end up getting himself in real trouble.
John Dowd, the former lead attorney of Trump’s legal team resigned last month, due to what some say is Trump’s insistence on taking his case straight to Mueller. Dowd advised against sitting with him.
Having this assurance that he is not a target may convince what is left of his legal team to allow for some kind of interview.