With a steady hand, special counsel Robert Mueller is slowly increasing the pace of his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian Federation.
Now, The Washington Post has revealed that Mueller has informed the White House of his intentions to possibly interview six present and former Trump advisers. Included in that number are former Press Secretary Sean Spicer, ousted Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and longest serving Trump aide Hope Hicks.
It’s believed by Mueller’s team that the Trump team members involved may have witnessed key events pertaining to Russian interference in the election. The announcement is bad news for a floundering administration battling scandals and intense infighting, the former of which has led to an unprecedented hemorrhaging of presidential staff.
The Washington Post reports that Mueller is particularly interested in internal administration conversations about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, with a possible eye towards obstruction of justice, as well as the administration’s failure to take appropriate and timely action against disgraced National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
The other three advisors of interest to Mueller are White House counsel Don McGahn, his deputy James Burnham, and Josh Raffel, a White House spokesman.
Rob Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.