Subject: Will Crooked Donald fire Mueller in a desperate move to avoid charges?
Seems likely, according to this author. Whole article worth reading unless you're a Trumpy little
' Flynn's activities came up as the subject of a February conversation between Trump and former FBI
director James Comey. Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee in June that soon after
Flynn's firing, Trump approached him and asked him to "let go" of the bureau's investigation into
the former national security adviser.
After Comey refused to assure Trump that the FBI would drop the Flynn investigation, Trump fired
Comey in May, later citing "this Russia thing" as a factor in his decision.
A Flynn indictment could serve to "complete the circle" in an obstruction case against Trump, said
Patrick Cotter, a former federal prosecutor who is currently a white-collar defense attorney at
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P..C.
"If there was any doubt that the substantive investigation against Flynn — which had to do with
the Russia investigation and which did touch the administration — was the reason the president
approached Comey, asked him to back off, and then fired him when he didn't, this would complete the
circle," said Cotter, who has worked with Mueller in the past. "That's something a prosecutor always
wants to do. You want to tie up all the loose ends."
In addition to investigating the president for obstruction of justice, Mueller is also looking into
the role Trump played in crafting a misleading statement his son, Donald Trump Jr., offered in July
following reports that he met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton at
Trump Tower in June 2016. The statement had to be amended several times as details about the meeting
emerged, and Trump's defense lawyers initially said that the president had no knowledge of the
meeting, nor any role in drafting his son's initial statement.
In late July, however, The Washington Post reported that Trump had "dictated" Trump Jr.'s statement
against the advice of aides while he was aboard Air Force One. Mueller is now in the process of
interviewing those aides, many of whom were also witness to the decision-making process leading up
to Comey's firing.'