Mueller Time! Preznit Sh!thølë is about to hit the fan
First came the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has met with former FBI director James Comey…
Comey was interviewed late last year, according to a source close to the former FBI director. Comey was fired by Trump in May and later testified that he had refused urgings by Trump to promise his loyalty and drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
The focus of Comey’s interview was the memos he wrote after his private meetings with the president, the source said, which is at the heart of Mueller’s probe into whether Trump has obstructed the investigation.
Then the WaPo had an even juicier scoop: Mueller had a nice long chat about Russian matters with Comrade Attorney General Jeff Ssssions.
Sessions was interviewed last week by investigators for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe into possible election campaign coordination between Russia and Trump associates, according to Justice Department officials.
Sessions was questioned for several hours, the officials said. In addition to the Russian coordination probe, Mueller is also investigating whether President Trump or any White House officials sought to obstruct justice in the probe.
The attorney general is recused from that investigation, but could be a key witness to the events under scrutiny. In 2016, he met at least twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. After Trump was elected, Sessions was one of a small number of administration officials involved in discussions with the president that led to the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey in May, at a time when Comey was overseeing the Russia probe.
And the headlines keep on coming: Mueller wants to question Donald Trump about the firings of Michael Flynn and James Comey:
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is seeking to question President Trump in the coming weeks about his decisions to oust national security adviser Michael Flynn and FBI Director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with his plans.
Mueller’s interest in the events that led Trump to push out Flynn and Comey indicates that his investigation is intensifying its focus on possible efforts by the president or others to obstruct or blunt the special counsel’s probe.
Trump’s attorneys have crafted some negotiating terms for the president’s interview with Mueller’s team, one that could be presented to the special counsel as soon as next week, according to the two people.
The president’s legal team hopes to provide Trump’s testimony in a hybrid form — answering some questions in a face-to-face interview and others in a written statement.
In light of today’s other headlines, the last comes as little surprise.
It is obvious that Mueller has his ducks lined up on evidence that Trump obstructed justice. It is also clear that Mueller is focusing on Trump’s myriad ties to Russia.
It is unlikely Mueller will accept anything less than direct questioning of Trump.
As a friend texted to me, “Preznit Sh!thølë is about to hit the blower blades.” That’s an understatement.