Some congressional Democrats appear concerned that special counsel Robert S. Mueller isn’t being thorough enough in his investigation into President Donald Trump.
From Daily Caller:
Democratic Rep. Adam B. Schiff, Mueller’s No. 1 defender on Capitol Hill, believes Mueller could decline an investigation into the president’s businesses, he told the Los Angeles Times editorial board.
One issue of particular interest to Democrats, Schiff said Monday, was the ongoing negotiations between Trump’s allies and representatives from the Russian government over a skyscraper in Moscow during the 2016 election.
“Anyone who engaged in anything like that, anything remotely like that, would never get a security clearance, but this is the president of the United States,” Schiff told the LA Times. “If the financial entanglement goes beyond that, and includes money laundering and criminal activity that the Russians could expose at a time and place of their choosing, that’s compromising.”
These concerns could also be why a number of Democrats are supporting impeachment proceedings against Trump before the release of Mueller’s final report.
Democratic Reps. Al Green of Texas and Steve Cohen of Tennessee said on Jan. 3 they would reintroduce articles of impeachment against the president, accusing him of obstructing justice.
Other Democrats, like House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, told CNN on Jan. 4 that members of his party would not wait for Mueller to release his final report before beginning their own investigations.
Despite the president’s criticisms of the special counsel’s investigation, there remains no evidence that Mueller has received resistance from the White House.