‘I’m Very Worried About Trump Jr.’: WH Officials Brace For Impact As Mueller Storm Will Hit After Midterms
A perfect storm is brewing and the White House is bracing for impact. While they have reason to be terrified of a blue wave, what Donald Trump fears the most, however, is the impending report from special counsel Robert Mueller, scheduled to be delivered after the midterm elections.
If Democrats retake control of the House, they will have subpoena power to pursue Mueller’s recommendations and finally bring Trump’s corrupt administration to justice.
Sources say Trump advisers are girding themselves for Mueller to deliver the results of his investigation to the Justice Department as early as Wednesday, although it’s more likely he’ll wait till later this month. Sources say besides the president, the ones with the most exposure are Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr.
“I’m very worried about Don Jr.,” said another former West Wing official who testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Vanity Fairs report.
The possible exposure would be that Mueller would demonstrate that Don Jr. perjured himself to investigators when he said he didn’t tell his father beforehand about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting to gather “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.
One potential sign of how seriously Trumpworld is treating the Mueller threat has been the near total silence of Rudy Giuliani. A constant presence on cable news over the summer, Giuliani hasn’t been on television in weeks.
“What the hell happened to Rudy?” a former White House official said when I asked about Giuliani’s whereabouts, according to Vanity Fairs.
Citing three sources briefed on Trump’s legal team, the magazine reports that Trump instructed Giuliani to stay off television to avoid hurting Trump’s midterm message. “Trump’s thinking is, ‘I gave you a lot of rope and now you got a lot of rope marks around your neck,’” the source said.