It was not that long ago that President Donald Trump drew a red line in the sand and warned Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the President’s family and businesses were off-limits. It is now reported that Robert Mueller has gone there. It certainly seems to many observers that the Special Counsel is exceeding his commission. It was generally understood that Mr. Mueller was looking for collusion between the President and his staff and the Russians. The idea was to see if that had affected the election. Look where we are now. Has there been any collusion uncovered?
As Written and Reported By Timothy L. O’Brien for Bloomberg:
Last July, President Donald Trump warned the special counsel Robert Mueller that it would be a “violation” for him and his group of Justice Department investigators to examine the Trump family’s finances. The president agreed with a New York Times reporter’s question about whether doing so would amount to crossing a “red line.”
Mueller apparently has decided to cross that line anyway. The Times reported on Thursday that Mueller’s team has subpoenaed Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, for records pertaining to a number of business deals — including some related to Russia.
Trump and his lawyers have thrown down all sorts of gauntlets around Mueller’s probe. They have argued for a tight deadline leading to its conclusion; negotiated for where, when and how the president might agree to an interview with investigators; and pointed to areas that they think are off-limits.
It would appear that Mueller, with the full force of the law and subpoena power behind him, intends to proceed as he sees fit.
Mueller has already made it clear that he wouldn’t hesitate to look at Trump’s business transactions. My Bloomberg News colleagues reported last July — just a day after Trump …..
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