Mueller hires lawyers “with substantial histories in complex white-collar crime, financial crimes.” to investigate Trump’s business dealings.
The president had warned Robert Mueller not to cross the thin red line of investigating into his business, and Muller just did on Thursday.
The Hill reported:
Mueller is now reportedly doing just that — looking at transactions involving Trump’s businesses and those of his associates.
The development is sure to exacerbate Trump’s frustration with the Russia probe, an investigation that has dogged his presidency and forced him and his closest aides to hire legal representation.
Among other things, Mueller is said to be probing potential obstruction of justice by Trump, following the president’s decision to fire FBI director James Comey at the height of the bureau’s investigation into Russian meddling — an event that precipitated Mueller’s appointment.
In recent weeks, Mueller has been building an all-star team of more than a dozen lawyers for the investigation; some of those appointees have come under scrutiny for donating money to Democratic political candidates.
All the while, the president has deemed the investigation a “witch hunt.”
Mueller, a former FBI director who has a reputation in Washington as a straight shooter, was appointed special counsel by the Justice Department in May. In that role, he has broad authority to investigate Russia’s meddling as well as any ties between associates of Trump’s campaign and Moscow.
Legal experts say it’s only natural that Mueller’s investigation would look at aspects of Trump’s businesses.
“I am totally not surprised that Mueller is following any leads,” said Steven Cash, an attorney at Day Pitney’s Washington, D.C., office. “That’s the way all investigations are conducted, particularly into complex relations of business people.”
But some Republicans say they agree with Trump that Mueller is overreaching.”
Do you think President Trump is right to retaliate as Muller expands his investigation to c0ver the entire Trump universe?