In an interview with the New York Times, President Donald Trump threatened Special Investigator Robert Mueller about looking into his family finances beyond the scope of his investigation. Trump is claiming that he has some damaging information on the FBI former director.
Mueller was appointed in May to oversee the FBI’s probe after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, but he has been getting threats from the president who seems ready to attack anyone coming close to probing him or his family.
During the interview with the New York Times, Trump warned that Mueller would be crossing his investigation boundary if he should start investigating his finances. Last month, Mueller hired professional Lawyers who are experienced in handling fraud, racketeering and other financial crimes to probe into Trump and his associates to determine if they were connected with the Russians in undermining Hillary Clinton during the election.
Mueller’s investigation has cast a dark cloud over the Trump administration. Trump seems not to believe it, even saying he didn’t think he was under investigation because he believes he has not done anything. He also went on to say that it was a conflict of interest for Mueller to have been appointed for the FBI investigation because he had interviewed Mueller as a possible replacement for the former FBI director, Comey.
“There were many other conflicts that I haven’t said, but I will at some point.”
The president also regrets appointing Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Trump went on to say that he didn’t know Sessions would decide to recuse himself from overseeing the Russian investigation, and that Mr. Sessions’ action was unfair to him. He made this statement while in Washington:
“Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.”
Trump seems to be disappointed that things are not really going the way he had planned and he is standing up against Mueller’s investigation after threatening to fire him. He is increasingly upset that Sessions won’t do his personal bidding and just run interference on this whole Russian fiasco.
Trump seems to be under the impression that the job of the Attorney General is to be his personal attorney, rather than the AG for the citizens of the US. He is quickly finding out that threats and coercion don’t work in government the way they work in private business.