President Donald Trump just threatened Special Counsel Robert Mueller in an exclusive report coming out from the New York Times.
Apparently, Trump “warned that investigators would cross a red line if they delve into Trump family finances unrelated to Russia.”
According to the report:
“Mr. Trump was also critical of Mr. Mueller, a longtime former F.B.I. director, reprising some of his past complaints that lawyers in his office contributed money to Mrs. Clinton’s campaign. He noted that he actually interviewed Mr. Mueller to replace Mr. Comey just before his appointment as special counsel.
“He was up here and he wanted the job,” Mr. Trump said. After he was named special counsel, “I said, ‘What the hell is this all about?’ Talk about conflicts. But he was interviewing for the job. There were many other conflicts that I haven’t said, but I will at some point.”
Asked if Mr. Mueller’s investigation would cross a red line if it expands to look at his family’s finances beyond any relationship to Russia, Mr. Trump said, “I would say yes.” He would not say what he would do about it. “I think that’s a violation. Look, this is about Russia.”
Let’s be real here: investigators can and should look at all of Trump’s finances especially since a money trail could potentially uncover more wrongdoing on the part of Trump and his family. It’s not off limits, but for some reason, Trump thinks it should be. Maybe that’s why one reason he’s refusing to make public his tax returns?
He also said during the interview that he still hasn’t ruled out firing Mueller, which is just insane. If Trump does, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have already come out publicly saying they would guarantee his impeachment if he ever actually went through with it. Trump’s own advisors have even strongly recommended against it.
A spokesman for Mueller declined to comment.