The Washington Post cited a government official Wednesday that said special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation won’t end even if Trump fires Mueller.
“I am convinced that no matter where they end up, this investigation will run to completion even if they fire Mueller,” the official said, according to the Post. “There is a feeling of inevitability now that we didn’t have before — not of the outcome of the investigation, but that there will be an outcome. There is no escaping this thing, whatever the conclusions.”
The report also stated: “Mueller is moving as quickly as he can and is taking his three-part mandate very seriously, one government official told The Washington Post. He believes for the moment he has all the resources he needs and the office is now a fully-formed agency and using a grand jury for subpoenas and interviews vigorously, the official said.”
Mueller was given broad authority when he was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in May. He is authorized to investigate any coordination or links between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, any matters that “arose or may arise directly from the investigation,” and charges such as perjury, obstruction of justice, intimidation of witnesses, and destruction of evidence.
The Post report said that Mueller is seeking documents from the White House related to Trump’s dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey, the response to a New York Times report about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and individuals connected with the Kremlin, and other key events in the Trump administration.
The report said that both former national security adviser Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort are being investigated. Former Trump campaign aides have told The Daily Caller that they believe Manafort will be indicted for financial crimes.
The president and his allies have attacked Muelller for hiring attorneys who donated to Democrats. However, the president has said he doesn’t intend to fire Mueller.
Although, Trump did say in a July interview with The New York Times that it would be a “violation” if Mueller investigated possible financial crimes by Trump’s family members or associates.
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