The biggest fishing expedition in American politics appears to have expanded even further.
Bloomberg News is reporting that Special Counselor Robert Mueller is on the verge of expanding his Russia collusion investigation to include President Trump’s financial dealings.
The news comes after Trump said any review of his family financial dealings that go beyond the Russia case would be ‘crossing a red line.’
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) July 19, 2017
“I think that’s a violation,” the President accused. “Look, this (investigation) is about Russia.”
Mueller it seems, took that as an open invite to cross the red line …
— Bloomberg (@business) July 20, 2017
The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe.
FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development in New York with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008, the person said.
In other words, a world-renowned real estate mogul must now answer for every business transaction he’s ever conducted with someone of Russian heritage.
They’re investigating a home sale from nearly 10 years ago. As witch hunts go, this may be the most witch huntiest.
Trump lawyer, John Dowd, responded to the reports saying the transactions are “in my view well beyond the mandate of the Special counsel.”
He added that they “are unrelated to the election of 2016 or any alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and most importantly, are well beyond any Statute of Limitation imposed by the United States Code.”
Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs believes this is a firing offense:
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) July 20, 2017
What do you think? Should Trump fire Mueller for crossing a ‘red line?’
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