Robert Mueller Investigating Donald Trump’s Tweets For Obstruction Of Justice
Special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating whether President Donald Trump‘s tweets about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey amount to obstruction of justice, The New York Times reported Thursday.
Mueller is looking into whether the president intimidated witnesses or sought to end the investigation. The interest is part of of a broader inquiry that includes misleading statements from the White House and the dangling of pardons to possible witnesses. According to the Times, some questions that Mueller want’s to ask Trump, refer to specific tweets, such as “What was the purpose of your May 12, 2017, tweet?” This specific post came after news of the president’s private dinner with Comey.
James Comey better hope that there are no “tapes” of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
The president’s attorney, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, dismissed the special counsel’s interest in Trump’s posts. “If you’re going to obstruct justice, you do it quietly and secretly, not in public,” Giuliani told the Times.
It is not clear what Mueller will do if he concludes he has enough evidence to prove that Trump committed a crime. If Mueller does not plan to make a case in court, a report of his findings could be sent to Congress, leaving it to lawmakers to decide whether to begin impeachment proceedings.