Skip to comments.Mueller Examining Trump’s Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry
Posted on 07/26/2018 9:42:49 AM PDT by Enlightened1
For years, President Trump has used Twitter as his go-to public relations weapon, mounting a barrage of attacks on celebrities and then political rivals even after advisers warned he could be creating legal problems for himself.
Those concerns now turn out to be well founded. The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is scrutinizing tweets and negative statements from the president about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to three people briefed on the matter.
Several of the remarks came as Mr. Trump was also privately pressuring the men both key witnesses in the inquiry about the investigation, and Mr. Mueller is examining whether the actions add up to attempts to obstruct the investigation by both intimidating witnesses and pressuring senior law enforcement officials to tamp down the inquiry.
Mr. Mueller wants to question the president about the tweets. His interest in them is the latest addition to a range of presidential actions he is investigating as a possible obstruction case: private interactions with Mr. Comey, Mr. Sessions and other senior administration officials about the Russia inquiry; misleading White House statements; public attacks; and possible pardon offers to potential witnesses.
None of what Mr. Mueller has homed in on constitutes obstruction, Mr. Trumps lawyers said. They argued that most of the presidential acts under scrutiny, including the firing of Mr. Comey, fall under Mr. Trumps authority as the head of the executive branch and insisted that he should not even have to answer Mr. Muellers questions about obstruction.
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Mueller Examining Trumps Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry
Very open President and Mueller does not like that.
Next he’ll be examining the President’s stool samples.
He wont need search warrant to get those.
The day Trump is impeached in the House and convicted in the Senate I will donate an extra $200 to Free Republic.
These people are idiots. Desperate idiots.
The duly elected President, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, can be criticized politically for his remarks about his subordinates in the executive branch, but in no way can such remarks be construed as obstruction of justice.
Wait until Mueller SWATs the WH....
Yup. Weaponized idiots.
I can see this deep state operative issuing indictments for an October Surprise. Anything to derail the Trump Train.
Mueller is trying to get Trump to fire him.
So now the president has to turn over his Twitter feed?
How stupid can this idiot Meuller be?
Soooo, uh, I thought he was supposed to be investigating how Russia interfeerd and stole the election from Hillary, not trumps tweets on his opinions of someone. Time to shut this joke of a investigation down.
This madness must be smacked down hard. I am sick of this.
I thought he was to investigate Russia influencing our election?
I am not a big fan of Trumps tweets, but this is BS. If they try to take him down for this, there will be blood on the streets.
The tweets about Sessions are Trump’s defense and insurance policy that he is allowing the AG to be completely independent. I think it is by design.
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