President Donald Trump issued a stern warning to Robert Mueller: Stay out of our family finances.
The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian election interference in the November campaign is probing links between the Kremlin and Trump’s campaign team. A registered Republican, Mueller has hired at least seven Democrats to join his team, including one who is a five-figure donor to Democrats.
When asked about Mueller’s hiring of so many Democrats, Trump said it was “ridiculous.”
In an interview with the New York Times, Trump – who is not personally under investigation – said that he had no plans to fire Mueller currently, but that a red line would be drawn if he extended his investigation into the family’s finances that are unrelated to the Russia investigation.
Asked if Mr. Mueller’s investigation would cross a red line if it expanded to look at his family’s finances beyond any relationship to Russia, Mr. Trump said, “I would say yes.” He would not say what he would do about it. “I think that’s a violation. Look, this is about Russia.”
While the interview touched on an array of issues, including health care, foreign affairs and politics, the investigation dominated the conversation. He said that as far as he knew, he was not under investigation himself, despite reports that Mr. Mueller is looking at whether the president obstructed justice by firing Mr. Comey.
Unless the investigation leads to actual evidence of financial transactions between interests within Russia and Trump family or business finances, it would be completely improper for Mueller to extend his reach that far.
The liberal media is reporting that Mueller is looking into whether or not Trump committed obstruction of justice by asking his administration officials to deny any collusion with Russia. When asked about that, Trump told the Times: “I’m not under investigation. For what? I didn’t do anything wrong.”
H/T: The Daily Caller