Special Counsel Robert Mueller is digging into every aspect of the Trump administration.
His goal is to remove the President from office.
And he’s hiding a secret that is bad news for Trump.
After ten months of investigations, special counsel Mueller has found no evidence of collusion nor has he charged anyone for colluding with Russia.
And now that the House Intelligence Committee has released their report finding no evidence of coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow, that angle appears dead.
But that doesn’t mean Mueller is finished.
In fact, reports indicate that he is holding out on releasing his final report as to whether Trump obstructed justice because he wants to drag his investigation out.
“Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice is said to be close to completion, but he may set it aside while he finishes other key parts of his probe, such as possible collusion and the hacking of Democrats, according to current and former U.S. officials.
That’s because Mueller may calculate that if he tries to bring charges in the obstruction case — the part that may hit closest to Trump personally — witnesses may become less cooperative in other parts of the probe, or the president may move to shut it down altogether.
The revelation is a peek into Mueller’s calculations as he proceeds with his many-headed probe, while pressure builds from the president’s advisers and other Republicans to show progress or wrap it up.
The obstruction portion of the probe could likely be completed after several key outstanding interviews, including with the president and his son, Donald Trump Jr. The president’s lawyers have been negotiating with Mueller’s team over such an encounter since late last year. But even if Trump testifies in the coming weeks, Mueller may make a strategic calculation to keep his findings on obstruction secret, according to the current and former U.S. officials, who discussed the strategy on condition of anonymity.
Any clear outcome of the obstruction inquiry could be used against Mueller: Filing charges against Trump or his family could prompt the president to take action to fire him. Publicly clearing Trump of obstruction charges — as the president’s lawyers have requested — could be used by his allies to build pressure for the broader investigation to be shut down.”
Dragging out the investigation into the election season would have the maximum negative political impact for Trump.
Any bad stories for Trump would boost Democrat chances.
If Democrats win control of one or both Houses of Congress, that increases the odds of them moving on anything Mueller reports and beginning the process of impeaching the President.
So it is to Mueller’s benefit to drag his investigation out as long as possible.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.