A new report reveals that special counsel Robert Mueller and his team is now investigating Donald Trump’s part in responding to reports about the meeting his advisers had with a Russian lawyer during last year’s campaign.
According to NBC News, the purpose of the investigation is to see what Trump knew about the meeting and if he if he tried to hide the reason behind the meeting.
“Even if Trump is not charged with a crime as a result of the statement, it could be useful to Mueller’s team to show Trump’s conduct to a jury that may be considering other charges,” a source told NBC.
The investigation is due to the statements Trump said on his way back to the United States from the Group of 20 summit in Germany where he emphasized that it was “not a campaign issue at the time.”
According to NBC, Mueller is investigating to see if Trump helped in creating a “knowingly false statement.”