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

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.


GUS100CORRINA vortmax Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:17 Permalink

Mueller Has "Not Yet" Decided Whether To Investigate Trump: ABCMy 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!!AMERICA IS DROWNING!!!!

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LetThemEatRand Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:11 Permalink

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 LetThemEatRand Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:25 Permalink

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 ;-)…

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nmewn LetThemEatRand Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:37 Permalink

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? ;-)

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CHoward Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:12 Permalink

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. 

JethroBodien CHoward Mon, 06/19/2017 - 01:52 Permalink

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...   

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nmewn Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:16 Permalink

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 Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:21 Permalink

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.  

66Mustanggirl Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:22 Permalink

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.

Sizzurp Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:25 Permalink

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 Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:30 Permalink

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.

Collectivism Killz nmewn Sun, 06/18/2017 - 22:33 Permalink

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.

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RightLineBacker Sun, 06/18/2017 - 21:41 Permalink

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.MAGA!