Special Counsel Robert Mueller was having a hard time prosecuting a Russian firm accused of election tampering.
The company Concord Management and Consulting was showing resilience as Mueller sought a way to convict the group.
The biggest issue came from the Russian Government and based on relations between the two it came as no surprise.
It was reported the Government wouldn’t accept the paperwork from the U.S. legal team and wanted more proof.
Trump’s lawyer may be another snag for Mueller as well. It was believed he was trying to create issues for the probe as an analyst said he would “throw bombs” into the investigations.
Meanwhile it was believed that Trump may have been financed by others as he went on a spending spree buying quite a lot of real estate.
It was believed that Trump spent a lot of money that was not his own. He considered himself “the King of debt” according to one source.
“He always used other people’s money. That’s for sure. Not cash,” said Barbara Res, who was a top executive for Trump in the 1980s and 1990s. “He always got somebody to put up funds for him. To put up the money. And he’d put up the brilliance.”
This was not what his son said, which was a contradiction to what Res claimed.
“He had incredible cash flow and built incredible wealth,” Eric Trump said. “He didn’t need to think about borrowing for every transaction. We invested in ourselves. “He added: “It’s a very nice luxury to have.”
“Borrow as much as you can for as long as you can,” George Ross wrote in his book “Trump Strategies for Real Estate.”
Ross advised Trump for 25 years as a Senior Counsel.
It seemed that every time Mueller was making ground he hit a wall. His latest effort was going nowhere and fast.
If Mueller was dependent on help from the Russian Government to solve anything he was in trouble.
It was very unlikely that the Russians would cooperate to indict their own.
All efforts to acquire help from the Russian Government were futile.
“To the Government’s knowledge, no further steps have been taken within Russia to effectuate service,” prosecutors said.
The Russian company hired a U.S. lawyer to represent them. He responded to the attempt by Mueller to have the hearing rescheduled.
“I find it disturbing that in your first communication you are already behaving in a manner that is inconsistent with the practices of the Department of Justice,” Eric Dubelier said.
Dubelier, an US attorney from the law firm Reed Smith reached out to prosecutor Jeannie Rhee by email.
Another issue for Mueller was Rudy Giuliani. It was believed that he was there to make life difficult for the probe.
“Rudy Giuliani is capable of being so reckless as we have seen throughout the campaign and as we are seeing now, that it is very difficult to parse what he is doing and saying, except that he is trying to throw bombs into the Mueller investigation,” Carl Bernstein said.
Bernstein had been around for a long time as journalist and made the comments after Giuliani appeared on various interviews on Fox.