President Trump’s lawyers are slated to have a meeting with the Special Counsel’s team in the very near future. The speculation arises as to what is the meaning of this meeting. There have already been several meetings held. The Trump team has delivered on all the requests from the Mueller team.
Observers are reading this in several different ways, but most think that this shows relatively fast progress for such an investigation. What it means for President Trump is still being debated.
As Written By Pamela Brown, Evan Perez, Gloria Borger and Kara Scannell, for CNN:
While the lawyers have met with Mueller’s team before and might again, the sources believe the upcoming meeting has greater significance because it comes after the completion of interviews of White House personnel requested by the special counsel and after all requested documents have been turned over. Mueller could still request more documents and additional interviews. No request to interview the President or the vice president has been made, sources tell CNN.
But Trump’s team, led by John Dowd and Jay Sekulow, is hoping for signs that Mueller’s investigation is nearing its end, or at least the part having to do with the President. Their goal is to help Trump begin to emerge from the cloud of the ongoing investigation, several of the sources explained. The sources acknowledge that Mueller is under no obligation to provide any information and concede they may walk away with no greater clarity.
“There’s no ‘there’ there,” one White House official says, a sentiment Trump’s legal team hopes Mueller will echo. At a minimum, the lawyers hope to get a sense of what avenues Mueller is still working to investigate.
Reached Friday, Sekulow said, “We do not and will not discuss our periodic communications with the special counsel.”
The sources did not specify who requested the meeting.
The Trump team’s hopes for an investigation nearing its end contrast with a widely held view by ….
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