Robert Mueller said that he couldn’t answer questions about the area of potential Russian blackmail vulnerability because Trump associates are still under investigation.
The FBI Is Still Investigating Trump Associates
Q: Since it was outside the purview of your investigation, your report does not address how Flynn’s false statements could pose a national security risk because the Russians knew the falsity of those statements, right?
Mueller: I cannot get into that, mainly because there are many elements of the FBI that are looking at different aspects of that issue.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 24, 2019
It was speculated that the FBI is trying to prevent any Nunes leak to Trump of any current investigations:
It was clear from several of Mueller’s answers that counterintelligence piece is ongoing…the fact that Gang of 8 has not been briefed in two years could bc FBI knows wacky Nunes will leak to people who are still being investigated https://t.co/VYK6Q3jqxW
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) July 24, 2019
House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been sounding the alarm bells for years about the potential for Trump to be blackmailed by the Russians. The FBI isn’t going to brief the Gang of Eight because they know that what they will go from Devin Nunes’ mouth to Trump’s ear.
Mueller’s probe was one part of the investigative process. There are other investigations going on. Just because the public doesn’t hear about them, doesn’t mean that they aren’t happening. Donald Trump may be in more legal jeopardy than anyone realizes. The 2020 election could decide if Trump spends his remaining days in the White House or the big house.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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