Many have suspected Special Counsel Robert Mueller of being incapable of objectivity in his probe into Russian meddling into the election, and their suspicions have seemingly been confirmed after learning where the investigation just went.
Apparently, Mueller is now looking into the President’s business transactions and those of his associates, the Daily Caller reported. The news comes the day after President Trump seemed to caution Mueller against going too far outside of his scope with the investigation, and reeks to high heavens of a witch hunt against the President.
From the Caller:
“I think that’s a violation. Look, this is about Russia,” Trump said in an interviewwith The New York Times when asked whether Mueller will have crossed a red line by broadening the investigation to include Trump’s companies.
Mueller was appointed special counsel in May to look into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, an allegation that Trump strongly denied.
According to Bloomberg, investigators are now looking into various real estate transactions involving Trump’s companies and wealthy Russians. Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008 is of interest to investigators, according to Bloomberg. So is a SoHo real estate development deal between Trump Organization and Bayrock Capital, a real estate firm managed by Felix Sater, a Russian-American developer convicted of securities fraud in the 1990s.
Mueller is also reportedly looking at Trump’s dealings with Russian oligarch Aras Agalarov. Agalarov paid Trump $20 million to host the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow.
Trump’s comments on Wednesday suggested that he was entertaining the idea of firing Mueller. After hearing that Mueller is going that far back to find dirt on the President, I think it’s time he does exactly that.