Trump’s secret conversation with friends on Mueller is out
President Trump has told friends in recent days that he’s confident special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia will be done by the end of the year, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.
According to the newspaper “This investigation’s going to be over with pretty soon,” Trump told friends at his Mar-a-Lago estate and golf club in Florida, according to the newspaper.
Mueller was appointed special counsel in May to investigate possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia.
Last month, Mueller indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a former Manafort associate, Richard Gates, on money laundering charges.
George Papadapoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
In the aftermath of Mueller’s first indictments in the probe, the White House said it felt confident the investigation would be wrapping up in the near future.
White House special counsel Ty Cobb said earlier this month that he believes Mueller’s teams will ideally conclude interviews after Thanksgiving, and the entire probe would be resolved in early January.
Ealrier ABC News has reported that the lawyers of former national security adviser has met with members of special counsel Robert Mueller and his team. NBC news reports that the two sides may be negotiating a plea deal for the former NSA.
Lat week Michael Flynn has told the White House lawyers that he would not discuss the ongoing Russia investigation with them. It fuelled speculation that Flynn’s team is cooperating with the Special counsel’s team or negotiating a plea deal.
Flynn’s lawyer declined to comment on the issue.
According to the rumours from Washington, Mueller may have flipped Flynn, convincing him to act as an informant on bigger fish in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Fueling that speculation is the fact that no charges have been filed against Flynn, despite what experts claim is almost-indisputable evidence of wrongdoing and reports Mueller has gathered enough evidence to indict.
According to sources Michael Flynn is seen as a vulnerable for a number of reasons, Flynn has stepped down after a mere 24 days in the Trump administration.
Various news outlets have reported that, Flynn is under investigation for an alleged quid pro quo with the Turkish govt, in which the former NSA would have been paid millions of dollars in exchange for the extradition of a muslim cleric living in the U.S
And Federal records also reveals that the former NSA did not register $530,000 he was received during the 2016 presidential election for the work he did that the justice department said principally benefiting Turkey and it’s a violation of the Foreign registration act..
Congressional democrats have also alleged that Flynn violated federal law, by failing to report a 2015 trip to Egypt and Israel on his security clearance form.
Flynn’s son is also under the radar of Robert Muller and it could put more pressure on the former NSA. The termination of the information-sharing arrangement with the White House alone does not prove that Flynn is cooperating with Mueller, nor that a plea agreement has been reached.
The white house earlier insisted that Michael Flynn has no incriminating information to offer on Donald Trump and that the break was not at all unexpected
A member of the Trump legal team told ABC News, “No one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about Gen. Flynn cooperating against the president,”