Robert Mueller is closing in on his end game.
His witch hunt against President Trump has slogged along for nearly one year.
And in one closed door meeting, he put his cards on the table and revealed whether he plans to throw Trump behind bars.
Mueller has been itching to interview the President.
Trump supporters are worried that any meeting with Mueller would be nothing more than a trap to catch the President in a misstatement in order to claim he perjured himself.
But in a secret meeting with Trump’s lawyers, Mueller sought to alleviate these fears by informing them the President was not the target of a criminal investigation.
The Washington Post reports:
“Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III informed President Trump’s attorneys last month that he is continuing to investigate the president but does not consider him a criminal target at this point, according to three people familiar with the discussions.
In private negotiations in early March about a possible presidential interview, Mueller described Trump as a subject of his investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Prosecutors view someone as a subject when that person has engaged in conduct that is under investigation but there is not sufficient evidence to bring charges.
The special counsel also told Trump’s lawyers that he is preparing a report about the president’s actions while in office and potential obstruction of justice, according to two people with knowledge of the conversations.
Mueller reiterated the need to interview Trump — both to understand whether he had any corrupt intent to thwart the Russia investigation and to complete this portion of his probe, the people said.”
The fact that Trump is not a target means Mueller does not have any evidence to charge him with a crime.
After digging through the President’s conduct for 11 months, Mueller has come up with nothing to indicate Trump committed a crime by firing James Comey or colluding with the Russians during the campaign.
Instead of sitting for an interview with Mueller, Trump should demand this farce be brought to a close.
Mueller’s only chance to claim Trump engaged in criminal conduct is to sit him down for an interview and allege Trump lied if he misremembers a date or who attended a meeting.
Trump should insist that Mueller not go on a fishing expedition and if he doesn’t have anything on Trump, he should issue a report clearing his name.
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