As reported by Daily Beast (from the Los Angeles Times) this morning, looks like Mueller is taking a second look at that meeting in Trump Tower last year — and taking a closer look:
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has recalled for questioning at least one participant in a controversial meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in June 2016, and is looking into President Trump’s misleading claim that the discussion focused on adoption, rather than an offer to provide damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
According to the LA Times (as reported by Daily Beast), www.thedailybeast.com/… the name of the witness being recalled (as of yesterday, January 5) is not yet known, but it certainly is telling that Mueller may be moving closer to an actual obstruction charge:
Some defense lawyers involved in the case view Mueller’s latest push as a sign that investigators are focusing on possible obstruction of justice by Trump and several of his closest advisors for their statements about the politically sensitive meeting, rather than for collusion with the Russians.
And it looks like Ivanka is not out of the woods either:
Investigators also are exploring the involvement of the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, who did not attend the half-hour sit-down on June 9, 2016, but briefly spoke with two of the participants, a Russian lawyer and a Russian-born Washington lobbyist. Details of the encounter were not previously known.
And who would be that Russian lawyer and Russian-born lobbyist? None other than Natalia Veselnitskaya, and Rinat Akhmetshin. Apparently, Mueller’s investigators want to know every contact the two visitors had with Trump’s family members and inner circle. This is getting very, very interesting very, very quickly. www.thedailybeast.com/…
Go over and read the whole thing and keep the faith that our year-long international nightmare will all be over very soon.
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