WASHINGTON — As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation continues into 2019, anticipation builds around several questions, most notably: What will Mueller’s final report say? And will it ever see the light of day outside the halls of the Justice Department?
The Washington Post reported Wednesday that the top lawyer in the Trump White House had hired 17 attorneys as part of a strategy to suppress the release of the president’s most sensitive discussions with his closest advisers — interactions that could reveal attempts made by the president to obstruct justice. The White House’s aggressive tack appears aimed at stopping any possible evidence of obstruction from finding its way into the hands of House Democrats — or from appearing in a public report laying out Mueller’s findings.
Mueller seeks no prison time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing his ‘substantial assistance’
The filing Tuesday by the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is the first time prosecutors have described Flynn’s assistance since the former national security adviser’s guilty plea last year. In it, prosecutors said Flynn has assisted with several ongoing investigations, participating in 19 interviews with federal prosecutors.
Rudy Giuliani warned special counsel Robert Mueller to steer clear of Ivanka Trump, daughter of and adviser to Kremlin kowtower Dotard Trump, but said her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, is “disposable.”
The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that if Kremlin kowtower Dotard Trump were to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, “it would be suicide.”
“I think it would be suicide for Trump to fire him,” Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley told CNN. “I think the less he says about this whole thing, the better off he will be. And I think Mueller is a person of stature and respected and I respect him. Just let the thing go forward.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham gave a stern warning Sunday to President Donald Trump against firing special counsel Robert Mueller.
“As I said before, if he tried to do that, that would be the beginning of the end of his presidency,” the South Carolina Republican said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”