Trump’s shady former campaign chair is central to Russia probe — and he shaped the administration more than we knew.
There are a number of threads to the story to pull together.
The first is that special counsel Robert Mueller has sent requests to the White House asking for various documents pertaining to Trump’s actions as president.
These include the firing of James Comey and Michael Flynn as well as requests for telephone records from Air Force One on the day the president helped draft the false statement about Donald Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with a purported representative of the Russian government in hopes of getting dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Even the White House lawyers are compelled to cooperate thanks to Ken Starr and the Republicans’ obsessive pursuit of Bill Clinton’s sex life back in the 1990s.
At that time courts held that the president’s attorneys had to reveal any information they might possess about potential crimes implicating him.There is no longer any doubt that Mueller’s office is investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation and it doesn’t seem to be limited to events surrounding the Comey firing.(cont..)