In an extraordinary development in the Trump-Russia saga, President Donald Trump is ready to push the Department of Justice to prosecute Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election, NBC News reports.
The news outlet revealed that the president is pursuing a “two-track strategy to deal with the Mueller investigation.”
On the one hand, Trump is telling some in the White House that he expects Mueller to clear him in the coming days. But Trump also may have a darker plan when it comes to Mueller, a White House official told NBC.
“Trump — who trusts no one, or at least no one for long — has now decided that he must have an alternative strategy that does not involve having Justice Department officials fire Mueller,” NBC noted.
“Trump is even talking to friends about the possibility of asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting Mueller and his team,” the news outlet added.
“Here’s how it would work: ‘We’re sorry, Mr. Mueller, you won’t be able to run the federal grand jury today because he has to go testify to another federal grand jury,’” the Trump adviser explained to NBC.
It wasn’t immediately clear what crimes Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team would be charged with.
God help us all.