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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 05:04 PM

Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case

Source: NYT

WASHINGTON In a sign that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will remain a continuing distraction for the White House, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is in talks with the West Wing about interviewing current and former senior administration officials, including the recently ousted White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, according to three people briefed on the discussions.

Mr. Mueller has asked the White House about specific meetings, who attended them and whether there are any notes, transcripts or documents about them, two of the people said. Among the matters Mr. Mueller wants to ask the officials about is President Trumps decision in May to fire the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, the two people said.

That line of questioning will be important as Mr. Mueller continues to investigate whether Mr. Trump obstructed justice in the dismissal of Mr. Comey.

No interviews have been scheduled, but in recent weeks Mr. Muellers investigation has appeared to intensify. Late last month, he took the aggressive step of executing a search warrant at the Alexandria, Va., home of Paul J. Manafort, Mr. Trumps former campaign chairman. Legal experts say Mr. Mueller may be trying to put pressure on Mr. Manafort to cooperate with the investigation.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/us/politics/mueller-trump-russia-priebus.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur



According to the article, Trump allies are particularly "concerned" with Mueller's plans to interview Reince Priebus, whom they appear to view as disloyal.

Priebus appears on Paul Manafort's calendar on the same day that Manafort and Junior met with the Russians in Trump Tower, in the hope of learning about dirt on Hillary.

Priebus is also expected to be able to provide information on many of Comey's meetings with DT.

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pnwmom Aug 2017 OP
bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #1
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watoos Aug 2017 #4
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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 05:07 PM

1. I doubt

we're going to see obstruction of justice charges on Comey's firing

I think we'll see grumbling yes yes and not quite

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 05:16 PM

2. I am not getting my hopes up that is for sure.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 05:48 PM

3. Obstruction of justice is the tip of the iceberg

Even if they don't get him on that, there's a veritable cornucopia of crimes left to charge him with.

Laundering money Putin and his pals stole from their own country and others via NY real estate for one.

And BONUS: Even if he does pardon his cronies, gets impeached, and Pence pardons him, there are still state charges! (Which, as a private citizen with no 5th amendment rights to fall back on, will stick.)

There's much to be hopeful about.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:07 PM

4. Trump has already admitted to obstruction of justice

it's on tape. Getting further confirmation is just icing on the cake.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 06:23 PM

5. They are going through interview 45's personal secretary since she knows a lot and

her name was on the memo regarding the "adoption" meeting in Trump Tower and said that everything that goes to him goes through her first.

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