The Russian Probe had been ongoing for over six months. During that time Special Counsel Robert Mueller requested many documents.
He also held inquiries requiring some persons to answer questions. A special interest was shown in the possibility of Trump knowingly taken part in election corruption.
The inquiry’s main focus was to see if Russia interfered in the 2016 Elections. It was also investigating if Trump was involved in any way.
Some charges had been filed since the inquiry started, but now Mueller’s focus turned to the White House.
Mueller recently asked the DOJ to turn over documents about James Comey’s firing.
Trump had Comey removed from his position as FBI Director. Comey had faced the Senate Committee about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email accusations.
Mueller was also interested in why Jeff Sessions wanted no part in carrying out investigations into the same email scandal.
The DOJ are the ones responsible for the probe making the situation sort of awkward.
Mueller wanted to look into Trump’s behavior in his Presidential role as well. A report was made about a meeting between Trump and Comey before he was fired.
Trump And His Staff
A Republican said “of course they are worried. Anybody that ever had the words ‘Russia’ come out of their lips or in an email, they’re going to get talked to. These things are thorough and deep. It’s going to be a long winter.”
The person requested anonymity and gave an assessment of the mood in the White House.
“I’ve done my best, without overstepping, to share my view that the perception of the inquiry — that it involved a decade or more of financial transactions and other alleged issues that were mistakenly reported — just wasn’t true, and that the issues were narrower and wholly consistent with the mandate provided by the Justice Department to the Office of the Special Counsel,” Ty Cobb said.
Someone reported that “the President says, this is all just an annoyance. I did nothing. ”
“He is somewhat arrogant about it. But this investigation is a classic Gambino-style roll-up. You have to anticipate this roll-up will reach everyone in this administration,” the person said.
Investigations have certainly reached a high point. All intentions now seemed focused on Trump and his team.
Cobb said “the people who have been interviewed generally feel they were treated fairly by the special counsel, and adequately prepared to assist them in understanding the relevant material,” he said. “They came back feeling relieved that it was over, but nobody I know of was shaken or scared.”
Whether this comment was to calm the President or not the inquiry continued.