It’s Mueller Time!
It appears Robert Mueller is approaching the end of the Russia investigation. Robert Mueller has requested to question Trump. The end is near! Mueller has already interviewed fired FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It appears Mueller has a clear picture of where he is headed in what could turn into an obstruction of justice case, legal experts said.
The current FBI Director Christopher Wray threatened to quit, after coming under pressure from Sessions, to clean out senior leadership figures dating from the Comey era who the President believes are biased against him.
The Washington Post reported that Trump had asked then acting FBI director Andrew McCabe who he voted for in the 2016 election in an introductory Oval Office meeting and criticized his wife’s Democratic affiliation, in a move that infringed customary treatment of a civil servant.
There are also signs Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign staffer who pleaded not guilty in October to eight charges of money laundering and failing to register foreign lobbying and other business, may be ready to cooperate with Mueller, according to CNN.
e fact that Mueller’s team has already spoken to Comey and Sessions and now wants to talk to the President is a clear sign that Mueller is reaching the end of his investigation. CNN also reported last week that Trump’s former top political adviser Steve Bannon had struck a deal to be interviewed by Mueller’s prosecutors.
“It seems to indicate that the investigation is in its 11th hour,” said Jens David Ohlin, a professor and vice dean at Cornell Law School.
The fact that Mueller has come this far indicates that Mueller believes that there is “something there” in the possible obstruction case, Ohlin said: “I don’t think it is just out of an abundance of diligence. He’s doing it because he sees something problematic with Comey’s dismissal. If there is truly nothing there, it is very easy to investigate it because there is just nothing to grasp onto.”
A new CNN poll indicated that 8 in 10 people believe Trump should testify to Mueller if asked, including 59% of Republicans.
It appears we are nearing the final act of the circus!