Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump had inappropriate connections to Russia during his presidential campaign has been reportedly expanded to include his personal financial transactions. The FBI is focusing on real estate deals in addition to a money laundering scheme associated with Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager.
The President has responded to this development by changing the players in his legal team. The team is now looking into the investigators Mueller has appointed, many of whom have donated to Democrats. The New York Times reports they are researching any possible conflicts of interest, including previous clients and connections to former FBI director James Comey, whom Trump fired.
Comey told a Senate Judiciary Committee that he kept memos of conversations with President Trump while he was director. He then leaked those memos to the press through a friend at Columbia University, which is against FBI policy and procedure.
Chris Salcedo declared, “Nobody can tell us what the limiting principle is behind this investigation,” on today’s “Chris Salcedo Show.” It seems to him that as leak after leak drips from the special counsel’s team, Mueller might be a “hatchet man avenging his buddy, James Comey.” Mueller and Comey have a known personal relationship.