Mueller Has "Not Yet" Decided Whether To Investigate Trump: ABC

Tyler Durden's picture

In the biggest political story of the past week, one which was timed to coincide with Donald Trump's Birthday, the WaPo reported citing anonymous sources, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating President Trump for possible obstruction of justice. Just a few hours later on Thursday night, the DOJ's Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing the Russia probe due to Jeff Sessions recusal, released a stunning announcement which urged Americans to be "skeptical about anonymous allegations" in the media, which many interpreted as being issued in response to the WaPo report.

"Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials,' particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.

Then on Sunday, the plot thickened further when according to ABC, special counsel Robert Mueller has not yet decided whether to investigate President Trump as part of the Russia probe, suggesting the WaPo report that a probe had already started was inaccurate.

"Now, my sources are telling me he's begun some preliminary planning," Pierre Thomas, the ABC News senior justice correspondent, said of Mueller on ABC's "This Week" although he too, like the WaPo, was referring to anonymous sources, so who knows who is telling the truth.

"Plans to talk to some people in the administration. But he's not yet made that momentous decision to go for a full-scale investigation."

On Friday, Trump responded to the Washington Post story by tweeting: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt." But also on Sunday Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow insisted the president was not literally confirming the investigation but was just referring to the story.

"Let me be clear: the president is not under investigation as James Comey stated in his testimony, that the president was not the target of investigation on three different occasions," Sekulow said Sunday. "The president is not a subject or target of an investigation."

"Now Mueller faces a huge decision," Thomas told "This Week" host Martha Raddatz. "Does he believe the president, who says there's no wrongdoing here, or does he go after the president in the way James Comey wants him to do?"

And so, yet another blockbuster media report has been cast into doubt as a result of more "he said, he said" innuendo, which will be resolved only if Mueller steps up and discloses on the record whether he is indeed investiating Trump for obstruction, or any other reason. That however is unlikely to happen, and so the daily ping-ponging media innuendos will continue indefinitely.

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vortmax's picture

Washington Post reporting bullshit? You don't say. 

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Mueller Has "Not Yet" Decided Whether To Investigate Trump: ABC

My response: This reminds me of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE! The world has gone CRAZY!!!!!!!!

Nothing but WASTE. WASTE and more WASTE!!!!!

Let's focus on indicting career criminals like HRC, LYNCH, etc. and cease with the government charade!!


Giant Meteor's picture

Think of everything as a head fake to the head fake ..

WestVillageIdiot's picture

Boycott The Washington Post, Amazon, Whole Foods, ABC, Disney, ESPcnN, CNN, and cut the cable.  This act of defiance will be the most patriotic thing you have done in your life.  Starve the beast. 

Son of Loki's picture
Tomi Lahren LOSES IT ON JAMES COMEY! So why are all the Trump supporters so HOT like Tomi Lahren, Lauren Southern, KellyAnn Conway.... While the anti-Trumpsters are Dawgs like Lena Dunham, Rosia O'Donnell, and Rachel Madcow?
luky luke's picture

Investigation or not, Trump is slated to be the biggest DISASTER in Potus history.

JRobby's picture

Simple strategy: take up as much of Trump's 1st year as possible with non enforcable threats.

turnoffthewater's picture

Yes he may have started reading ZH, someone gave him a dvd of the "shooter" for fathers day, having second thought since the shooting of the senator or watched this;

Herodotus's picture

I cancelled television more than a year ago.  Do it!  You'll be glad you did.

Zorba's idea's picture

WELL SAID...add a few hip fakes

Chupacabra-322's picture

You all are aware this entire Russia Narrative is nothing more than a badly scripted propaganda Psychological Operation right?

Seems as though everyone & their mothers are aware of this irrefutable FACT except the Pure Evil Criminal Deep State Intelligence Agencies themselves which Scripted it.
Amateur night. It truly is.

Creative_Destruct's picture

"....a head fake to the head fake .."

...a flim to a flam...


chubbar's picture

Does anyone really think that Mueller would hire top democratic lawyers, 13 I hear,  for top taxpayer dollar and NOT charge someone? It'd be the crime of the century in both the DOJ/FBI and the media/dems. Not going to happen. They HAVE to do an investigation.

Antivenom's picture

Pocket lining
Pocket lining
Pocket lining

Shysters do what they to best

AlaricBalth's picture

Things are getting so ridiculous I have decided to lawyer up.
I hit on a Russian stripper last night at the opening of the new Solid Gold and I know I must be under suspicion for collusion.

nmewn's picture

But was there any stripper urine involved? Thats the only thing that really matters!

Koba the Dread's picture

Collusion, man? Very reliable annonymous sources tell us that they have videos of you slipping an item that most likely containted nuclear secrets and launch codes into her vagina last night.

Collusion? That's espionage!

TahoeBilly2012's picture

The Jewish King (Soros?) is the anynomous source.

baghead's picture

My "sources" reall really mean it this time!

LetThemEatRand's picture

What exactly is there to "investigate"?  A conversation between Trump and Comey that has already been the subject of sworn testimony by the only witness who could support an obstruction of justice investigation, and who happens to be a lawyer who was head of the FBI, and who testified under oath that he did not consider the exchange to be an obstruction of justice?

Yet it will happen anyway.

nmewn's picture

I would remind everyone here (and Muellers Minions who may be lurking)...that the "witness" (Comey in this case)...committed perjury in his last appearance, so in the paraphrased words of the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Matters...

..."no prosecutor worth their salt would take this case to trial".

How long has it been since an AG exposed his own subordinate for lying to Congress?

Well Sessions did and no ones talking about it, mums the word ;-)

LetThemEatRand's picture

The best way to obstruct justice is to create a department -- or ministry -- of justice.

This circus will continue until the war starts, whether in Syria, NK, Russia, China, or somewhere else.  Spin the wheel.  

nmewn's picture

It would appear thats what the "intent" is with Mueller. 

As I've said before, the "Russian collusion" case has completely collapsed, now, they're off on a "process crime" witch hunt that didn't happen either with a "star witness" who purloined government property, supposedly revealed confidential information to a third party, to be leaked (admittedly) to the Fake Nuuuz for the purpose of installing Mueller here is the best on video telling a lie to the Senate committee (as seen in my link above) in an effort to impugn the integrity of his boss (Sessions) who rightly...shot it down in flames.

But no ones talkin perjury? ;-)

FoggyWorld's picture

And still waters do run deep.

baghead's picture

They will convince us his intent,not words are why he will be prosecuted for obstruction,just like the excuse they used to block his travel ban.

CHoward's picture

From my personal "super duper double secret anonymous sources who are sheltered away in a bomb proof shelter in the bowels of some undisclosed top secret, doubly secure, facility".  There you have it folks - it must be fact. 

WestVillageIdiot's picture

The Fake News playbook:
Party A names an anonymous source to try to back their completely nonsensical and fictitious story
Party B then reports that Party A is reporting on the completely nonsensical and fictitious story, using Party A as a legitimate source
Poof - Credibility

The Pravda of 1923 is rolling over in its grave. 

Zorba's idea's picture

Sargent Joe Friday would tear Mueller a new ass.." Just the facts please...I don't want to hear any of your BS.

JethroBodien's picture

Where are the American people demanding justice for the well documented crimes of the Bush, Clinton and Obama families and their administrations.

Its readily apparent that trump has been isoloated by both sides of the aisle including the deep state, and is now blowing in the wind.

I'm done following the shit show circus pysop.  The apathetic/brain washed masses are going to get everything we deserve. 

Wake me up when the nukes are inbound...



Librarian's picture

So, it's a double secret investigation?


nmewn's picture

Oh, so...the Fake Nuuuz of yesterday and the day before and the day before that, are discovered to be...shocker...Fake Nuuuz. 

If Fake Nuuuz sources can be believed ;-)

VangelV's picture

Another fake story gets exposed but the Regressives still want to believe.  They won't be happy until the USD crashes and another Depression destroys the lives of working class Americans.  

Endgame Napoleon's picture

And they have already led us 7/8ths of the way there, hand-in-hand, the Uniparty Establishment.


66Mustanggirl's picture

Dear Lord. To refer to this as a dog and pony show would be a massive insult to dogs and ponies around the world. If this is the infamous "Deep State" at their nefarious best, I think it is safe to say their dreams of world dominion are a delusion. What a circus.

Giant Meteor's picture

My sentiment as well ..

Deep state skullduggery just ain't what it used to be ..

66Mustanggirl's picture

I've seen SNL skits written better than this mess. I can't wait to see the final bill they gouge the taxpayers for when this finally ends. I'm betting 100 million. At least.

Giant Meteor's picture

Washington Compost ..

Annoying-mouse sources have revealed ..

It's all bullshit, all the time ..


Sizzurp's picture

Nice of Mueller/Comey to leak this info. to the press.  If I didn't know better, I'd say it sounds like an attempt to intimidate the POTUS into some course of action, or else he might be investigated.  

Endgame Napoleon's picture

The Swamp is ambivalent due to knowing that it is wrong and undermines faith in democracy to use unelected arms of government to boot out the people's choice before even 1 year has elapsed since the election.

RightLineBacker's picture

I think down deep they are pretty sure that if they do take Trump down "The Deplorables" might just annihilate them.

Maybe we should all encourage them to keep going.

Haitian Snackout's picture

I don't think he could investigate a ham sandwich if you pointed him towards a deli and gave him a year.

LetThemEatRand's picture

The word on the street is that colonel mustard was seen in the deli with a chicken Kiev.  Arrest him!

ebworthen's picture

Mueller waiting to hear what his handlers want him to do.

In this climate anyone ever buying a bottle of Stolichnaya is suspect.

nmewn's picture

Or even mentioning Stolichnaya vodka, comrade.

And veee r vawtching u ;-)

Collectivism Killz's picture

Yes, we all know the comment to which you responded was placed here by none other than Putin himself. That vile scum has no shame, spending his days worried about radical Islam, the Russian Birthrate and the future of the Russian nation. I would spit on him, if he wouldn't kick my ass and make me spill my Cheetos.

RightLineBacker's picture

The snowflake losers have to keep the MSM feeding them lies of pending Trump doom or they will collectively fall into a full-blown mental breakdown cluster fuck.

Liberals are total idiots of the highest order ever known by mankind.