The more the White House tries to stop the investigation , the more guilty they look. They are going to make our prediction accurate which is that Trump will be indicted, convicted and forced to resign unless they change tactics. Will they be smart enough?
White House looking at ethics rule to
weaken special investigation: sources
to undermine the special counsel investigation into ties between President
Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia, two people familiar with White
House thinking said on Friday.
FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead the investigation
"hurts our country terribly."
began reviewing the Code of Federal Regulations, which restricts newly hired
government lawyers from investigating their prior law firm’s clients for one year
after their hiring, the sources said.
Kushner, who met with a Russian bank executive in December, and the
president's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who is a subject of a
which appointed Mueller. He did not represent Kushner or Manafort directly
at his former law firm.
investigating Kushner or Manafort, and this could greatly diminish the scope
of the probe, experts said.
any potential conflicts of interest, said department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur
consider using the ethics rule to create doubt about Mueller's ability to do
his job fairly, the sources said. Administration legal advisers have been asked
to determine if there is a basis for this.
in press conferences and public statements.
to challenge Mueller’s findings in court, should the investigation lead to
reputation for independence, according to the sources, who spoke on the
condition of anonymity.
School of Law, said the Justice Department can grant a waiver if concerns
about bias are minimal.
that its results cannot be trusted, but she believes the
argument would not stand up in court.
comment on whether it is reviewing the ethics rule in
order to undermine Mueller's credibility.
s Quarles and Aaron Zebley, are expected to join
his investigation, according to a spokeswoman for the law firm. Neither
Quarles nor Zebley represented Kushner or Manafort.
into Trump's associates and senior Russian officials.
panel to investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton's real estate holdings in the 1990s,
Mueller depends on the Justice Department for funding and he reports to
Rosenstein, who was appointed by Trump.
will have "all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete
Washington and Jan Wolfe in New York; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and