The New York Times reports that several people within the White House have witnessed President Trump asking two senior staff about their experience being interviewed and questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller.
President Trump asked White House counsel Don McGahn if he would release a statement that will nullify a Times story — that McGahn told Mueller that Trump once asked him to fire Mueller. Ultimately, McGahn did not issue a statement. The Times report stated that he told the president that the story was accurate and that Trump asked him to ensure that Mueller was removed from the White House.
Reince Priebus, the former Chief of Staff, was interviewed by the Mueller team back in October 2017. He resigned in July after the president lambasted him for his handling of the administration’s agenda in the president’s first few months in the White House. Eventually, he was replaced by General John F. Kelly. It’s reported that this past December Trump asked Priebus about his interview with Mueller’s team and if the investigators were “nice” to him.
Mueller Investigating Is Honing In On Trump
As of late, the investigation has been questioning several key witnesses that were very close to the Trump administration, with the investigating team inquiring whether Trump knew about the hacking of sensitive DNC emails, and whether or not he conspired in their “strategic release.”
The investigating team has also asked several witnesses whether the president was aware of WikiLeaks publishing the emails, with Mueller expanding on the relationship between GOP’s lackey, Roger Stone, and WikiLeaks’ founder, Julian Assange. On top of Trump’s role in Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, the special counsel is also examining whether there was collusion between the Trump administration and WikiLeaks.
On top of all of that, America watched the possibly drunken breakdown of a former Trump campaign adviser on multiple cable news networks on Tuesday, where he dropped bombs left and right that the White House had to immediately and strenuously deny — giving Mueller even more to ask about.
This is getting downright crazy.
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