The Trump Special Prosecutor’s look is far beyond just the Russians….

It could be fair to now say that Robert Mueller and his Dept of Justice Lawyers and FBI agents are looking at just about EVERYTHING that has causal relationship to Trump, his finances,  his supporters , his campaign and Yes…His family…..

The Wall Street Journal is out with a piece that points to Mueller wide ranging investigation of all things , even remotely connected to Donald J. Trump….

Mueller IS investigating the background actions of a sitting American President….

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His findings could end up  going to a Federal Grand Jury for consideration….

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe.

The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds. Trump’s businesses have involved Russians for years, making the boundaries fuzzy so Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be taking a wide-angle approach to his two-month-old probe.

FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008, the person said.

President Donald Trump, Commerce Secretary nominee Wilbur Ross and senior advisor Jared Kushner attend a meeting at the White House on Feb. 2, 2017.

Trump, Ross and Kushner attend a meeting at the White House on Feb. 2, 2017.

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John Dowd, one of Trump’s lawyers, said on Thursday he was unaware of this element of the investigation. “Those transactions are in my view well beyond the mandate of the Special counsel; are unrelated to the election of 2016 or any alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and most importantly, are well beyond any Statute of Limitation imposed by the United States Code,” he wrote in an email…..

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Trump has warned Mueller to NOT probe his family….

Mueller and the FBI are unlikely to heed his warning….

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It’s also not clear that Mueller’s probe is restricted in any way, legally speaking. Jeffrey Jacobovitz, a white-collar lawyer who represented officials in the Clinton White House, said there’s pretty much no limit.

“Mueller’s designation as special counsel is very broad, and he will be looking at both direct and indirect issues related to Russia and the campaign,” Jacobovitz said. “If you recall, Spiro Agnew was convicted of tax evasion, and the Clinton independent counsel evolved from Whitewater to an affair. So independent counsels have a lot discretion in terms of what they investigate.”…

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13 thoughts on “The Trump Special Prosecutor’s look is far beyond just the Russians….”

  1. I disagree CG…..

    If he DOES?

    He politically hurts himself again….

    At some point he wouldn’t be able recover…

  2. He probably does not know what that point is. He would have to fire Rosenstein first and then find someone to fire Mueller. The bottom line is that plenty of people will stand by him (just like they would on Fifth Avenue). His fans want him to fire Mueller now.

  3. Lets NOT fool ourselves….

    IF Trump wants to get rid of Mueller?

    He WILL….

    Comey thought he had a 10 year gig…

    In doing so?

    He’d REALLY be screwing himself…

    Remember….

    Mueller and Comey worked WITH FBI agents who are doing the grunt work…

    The leaks have stoped….

    What’s to say the can’t start again?

  4. Unlike the FBI Director, he cannot directly fire Mueller. He might as well just pardon himself and everyone around him.

  5. And CG?

    THAT MAY be what Trump does….

    He then can retire from office the next day….

    His political capital will be ZERO with GOP lawmakers….

  6. Not until the GOP primary voters indicate they want them to be done with Trump. The politicians are still too scared for now.

    For many, that will just never happen, no matter what he does.. His supporters already insistent about how Trump is facing a “coup.”

  7. For EVERYTHING in life there is a limit…..

    Even for Donald Trump…

    It maybe WTF out there…

    But there IS a point….

  8. …follow up to CG from earlier on Trump dissing Mueller….

    GOP senators dismayed at Trump’s criticism of DOJ officials

    A group of Republican senators criticized President Donald Trump on Thursday, a day after the President rebuked top law enforcement officials in an interview with The New York Times.

    “The attorney general is America’s top law enforcement official,” one GOP senator said. “It’s unclear if he understands that, and that’s pretty disturbing.”
    The senator was referring to Trump’s comment in the Times’ interview that he would not have hired Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Sessions would go on to recuse himself from investigations related to the 2016 campaign. The senator said Trump seemed to be thinking of the law enforcement heads as his personal employees…..

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/politics/gop-senators-donald-trump-doj/index.html

  9. The breaking news tonight is that Trump is indeed exploring his ability to pre-emptively pardon his aides, his family, and himself. If he were to be willing to resign the Presidency right after doing so, I hope he does it. It would be worth the cost.

    However, he probably thinks he would have enough political support to survive doing so. Maybe he even does, at least for a while. If this really winds up happening though, the Republican administration would officially be a Banana Republican administration and there would be no way at that point for history not to record where everyone in any position of power stood.

  10. I agree that if this occurred there would be little room for anyone(and practically we are talking about Republicans) to wiggle.

    In other they are going to have to take a stand like in the final throes of Watergate.

    It will indeed be a defining moment in the history of the Republican Party.

  11. ….obviously Mueller ain’t gonna stop digging into Trump and his family’s shit….

    Talking Points Memo‏ @TPM
    CNN: Mueller wants White House to preserve all records related to Don Jr. meeting http://bit.ly/2uivCWv

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