White House officials are scrambling to meet the information requests from Special Prosecutor Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian regime of Vladimir Putin.
Those requests show just how broad that investigation has become as Mueller’s team is now looking into a wide array of questionable activities by President Trump and his associates.
Michael S. Schmidt writes for the New York Times that Mueller “has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials.”
Document requests, Schmidt writes, “provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Mueller’s investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are focused squarely on Mr. Trump’s behavior in the White House.”
Mueller’s office requested information in thirteen areas, including the high profile firings of FBI Director James Comey and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Trump’s Oval Office meeting with Russian foreign minister, Sergey V. Lavrov and then-ambassador to the U.S. Sergey I. Kislyak, and last year’s Trump Tower meeting between Trump confidantes Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and Russian officials.
Trump lawyer Ty Cobb told the Times that they are complying with Mueller’s investigation but “we can’t comment on any specific requests being made or our conversations with the special counsel.”
For those anxious to see Trump held accountable for his crimes, there is good news and bad news. We can be glad that Mueller appears to be leaving no stone unturned. But if we’re hoping for a swift resolution, we’re likely out of luck.
Getting to the bottom of the immense corruption on the scale of this president takes time.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com