On Wednesday, CNN’s Erin Burnett explained that President Donald Trump and his allies have a lot more to worry about than the near release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Ongoing investigations in New York could directly impact Trump’s brand and family, which former Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem said Trump “values most.”
“You reported that Trump and allies are more afraid of what’s going on with the southern district than Mueller. Why?” Burnett asked CNN reporter Pamela Brown.
Brown explained that investigators in New York are directly aiming in on Trump’s family money and said that it “poses more dangers to Trump’s family” that a report from Mueller.
“President Trump has said publicly that his red line for investigators is his family and money and it appears thereat SDNY investigators are focusing their efforts there now that they’ve completed the investigation into Michael Cohen, the president’s former fixer, and his payments to the two women during the election,” Brown said.
“People involved in the investigation I’ve spoken with say no one is going to relax until all of the investigations, the SDNY investigations, are done,” she said.
“It’s his family. It’s the money, and it’s the brand. And what’s the greatest threat to those three things? It is going to be out of the New York cases,” she said.
Kayyem added, “All the stuff happening with Mueller has to do with the United States and our independence as a democracy and whether our elections were free and fair. That is of less value to the president of the United States.”
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