Robert Mueller is gearing up for his end game.
The special counsel is on a crusade to destroy the President.
And two insiders revealed his illegal plan to bring criminal charges against Donald Trump.
Two lawyers for individuals who have dealt with the special counsel believe Mueller is preparing to charge the President with obstruction of justice.
“While many legal experts contend that Mueller lacks the standing to bring criminal charges against Trump, at least two attorneys working with clients swept up in the Russia probe told POLITICO they consider it possible that Mueller could indict the president for obstruction of justice.
Neither attorney claimed to have specific knowledge of Mueller’s plans. Both based their opinions on their understanding of the law; one also cited his interactions with the special counsel’s team, whose interviews have recently examined whether Trump tried to derail the probe into his campaign’s Russia ties.
“If I were a betting man, I’d bet against the president,” said one of the lawyers.
The second attorney, who represents a senior Trump official, speculated that Mueller could try to bring an indictment against Trump even if he expects the move to draw fierce procedural challenges from the president’s lawyers – if only to demonstrate the gravity of his findings.
“It’s entirely possible that Mueller may go that route on the theory that, as an open question, it should be for the courts to decide,” the attorney said. “Even if the indictment is dismissed, it puts maximum pressure on Congress to treat this with the independence and intellectual honesty that it will never, ever get.”
Charging Trump with obstruction of justice would be illegal and create a Constitutional crisis.
The Justice Department has authored two opinions – one in 1973 and one in 2000 by a Republican and Democrat administration – that clearly states the President cannot be charged with a crime.
But the lawyers’ quote in the piece believe Mueller could bring charges by the spring.
“The lawyer who said he would “bet” against Trump said he thinks Mueller could wrap up his case soon, potentially with an indictment, to avoid acting too close to this fall’s midterm elections.
“If he’s going to do it, I think he’ll do it in the spring,” the attorney said. “I don’t think he wants to be accused of trying to influence the election that dramatically.”
The law is not on Mueller’s side.
If he does bring charges, it will only be because his interest is in bringing down the President by any means necessary and not any commitment to the Constitution or justice.
Supporters argue Trump should treat this investigation like the silent coup that it is and not sit down for an interview with Mueller.
There is no evidence of a crime and the White House’s cooperation has gone far enough.
The only reason to drag this investigation out is because Mueller desires a Constitutional crisis to weaken the President or to force him to resign.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.