A new report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has asked to interview Trump White House staff is just the latest evidence that an obstruction of justice case is being made against the president.
CNN’s Pamela Brown, Gloria Borger and Jeremy Diamond reported on Thursday that Mueller is interested in a misleading statement that was allegedly crafted by President Donald Trump in an attempt to immunize his son, Donald Trump Jr., against accusations that he collaborated with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.
According to CNN’s John King, the news is the latest hint that Mueller is investigating whether the president obstructed justice when he fired then-FBI Director James Comey and then later crafted the statement for his son.
“What this tells us, this is yet another flashing light that the special counsel is spending a lot of time, a lot of resources on the question of obstruction of justice — potential obstruction of justice by the president of the United States,” King noted. “This is about conduct by president of the United States.”
“Connect a few dots,” he continued. “The president’s lawyers have already met with the special counsel and his team trying to disabuse them of the notion the president obstructed justice. The New York Times [obtained] the draft letter the president dictated, his initial reasons for firing the FBI director, James Comey.”
King explained that the investigation was trying to determine the president’s “mindset.”
“Why would he want to fire James Comey? Was it an effort to obstruct the investigation?” the CNN analyst observed. “Now this… That tells you the special counsel is spendikng some serious time on a giant question.”
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