Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia always had one goal.
His mission was to dig up damaging information which could be used as the basis for impeaching Trump.
And Mueller just discovered one way to make good on the swamp’s desire to remove Trump from office.
Mueller’s investigation is now focusing on Trump’s role in drafting a statement released by Donald Trump Jr. about meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower.
The statement initially said the meeting ended up being about Russian adoption and ended quickly after it was apparent the purpose had nothing to do with the campaign.
The media claimed this was misleading because emails Donald Trump, Jr. released showed that a P.R. executive who set up the meeting claimed the pretense was providing Russian government documents that would prove illegal conduct on the part of the Clinton campaign in accepting Russian financing.
Now Mueller is trying to determine what Trump knew about the meeting and if he intentionally tried to mislead the public.
“Federal investigators working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller are keenly focused on President Donald Trump’s role in crafting a response to a published article about a meeting between Russians and his son Donald Jr., three sources familiar with the matter told NBC News.
The sources told NBC News that prosecutors want to know what Trump knew about the meeting and whether he sought to conceal its purpose.
The meeting occurred at Trump Tower in June 2016 and was attended by Donald Trump Jr., Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. The meeting, which was first reported by The New York Times, also involved Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and former Soviet intelligence officer Rinat Akhmetshin.
At the time, the White House confirmed that Trump had “weighed in” as the response to the Times report was drafted aboard Air Force One on July 8 as the president returned to the U.S. from the G20 meeting in Germany. The Washington Post reported that Trump had “dictated” the response.”
Trump is in no legal danger for the statement.
But what Mueller could be zeroing in on is making an impeachment recommendation to Congress.
Mueller could be trying to build the case that Trump misled the public about his campaign and Russian ties.
He would be doing so despite the fact that nothing about the meeting suggests any connections to the Russian government.
The statement was true that the meeting with the Russian lawyer was about the Magnitsky Act – which imposed sanctions on the Russian government for human rights violations.
It had nothing to do with the election or any plot by the Russian government to aid Trump.
That’s not the point of the investigation, however.
Its true purpose is to create the grounds for Trump’s impeachment – even if it must originate from a manufactured scandal.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.