It’s easy to forget in the wake of all the distractions from hurricanes, Brett Kavanaugh, and a hundred other major issues, that President Donald Trump, his campaign, administration and family are under federal investigation for their ties to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.
We haven’t talked about Special Counsel Robert Mueller near as much lately, but according to new reports from two U.S. officials, the former FBI Director is preparing to soon release his initial findings of collusion and obstruction against the President.
Bloomberg reports that Mueller “is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections” and that he is “close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice.”
It may be a long time before the public knows what those findings are, because “the regulations governing Mueller’s probe stipulate that he can present his findings only to his boss, who is currently Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The regulations give a special counsel’s supervisor some discretion in deciding what is relayed to Congress and what is publicly released.”
Either way, there is a chance that this report, coupled with the possibility of Democrats winning back the House in the midterms, could create a firestorm for President Trump and republicans in the new few weeks.