The last few weeks in the Russian probe were not the best for President Trump. He was bombarded by the FBI who targeted his lawyer. His efforts to block the viewing of documents that were seized failed.
Reports also circulated that another of Trump’s lawyers warned him about Michael Cohen.
Trump however still had friends that had his back. His allies were pressing for information regarding Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.
There wanted documents related to the behavior practices of his staff who were involved in the Russian probe and the email scandal. It was believed that Hillary Clinton got off the hook for the said scandal and more should have been done.
One of Trump’s former lawyers, Jay Goldberg said that based on a scale of 1 to 100 that Cohen was less than 1.
Goldberg said he told Trump “Michael will never stand up [for you].”
The raid on Cohen’s office had left many concerns among Trump and his allies. Could there be a concern that Cohen might repay Trump by throwing him under the bus as well?
Trump was known for throwing others under the bus. Nikki Haley was a perfect example and Cohen also dealt with such an act recently. Trump claimed he knew nothing of any payments being made to Stormy Daniels. Something that Cohen claimed he had done.
“They’ve been saying I’m going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months,” Trump said Wednesday. “And they’re still here. We want to get the investigation over with, done with, put it behind us. And we have to get back to business.”
Trump spoke about the situation as his allies pressed for more information from Rosenstein.
“As far as the investigation, nobody has ever been more transparent,” he said. “I have instructed the lawyers, ‘be totally transparent.”’
Trump made these comments as during a news conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Something Rosenstein said may have been responsible for the push for the documents.
“One or more of the memos may relate to an ongoing investigation, may contain classified information, and may report confidential Presidential communications, so we have a legal duty to evaluate the consequences of providing access to them,” Rosenstein wrote.
The House Judiciary Chair indicated his intention to subpoena James Comey’s memos.
Things are certainly getting hotter surrounding the Russian probe. Trump and his allies aren’t showing any signs of giving in to the pressure.
The investigators are pressing for more information and are willing to pursue anyone they consider a potential aide to them.
What will the outcome be was still a mystery, but something or someone will have to give eventually.