Trump Is Not A Criminal Target In Special Counsel Probe

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Trump not a criminal target in special counsel probe but remains under investigation, sources say - ABC News

Special counsel Robert Mueller told President Trump’s attorneys last month that the president remains under investigation but is not a criminal target, multiple sources familiar with the discussion confirm to ABC News.



https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/04/mueller-reportedly-says-trump-is-not-considered-criminal-target-in-russia-inquiry

Special counsel Robert Mueller has informed Donald Trump’s attorneys that the president is not currently considered a criminal target in the Russia investigation.



https://www.npr.org/2018/04/04/599383414/trumps-not-a-criminal-target-in-russia-probe-washington-post-reports

David Greene talks to Washington Post reporter Robert Costas about special counsel Robert Mueller telling President Trump's legal team that the president is not a criminal target at this point.

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It was entertaining watching the Left Wing news outlets last night look so stunned, but then they found solace in reporting that Trump, while not a target is a "subject". What they didn't share is that being a "subject" means that they have NOTHING that links a person to criminal activity. It will take the news media another few weeks to digest how wrong this has all went for them.

Trump is skating away as nothing they have found is evidence that he had anything to do with Russian collusion.

This is Mueller trying to let down easy the Leftist that poured their whole beliefs that Trump was going to be indicted.
 
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The Justice Department has previously argued that the president can't be indicted for criminal misconduct for actions committed while in office.

Mueller works for the Justice Department. This is no significant surprise.

A special counsel's primary purpose is to conduct investigations and report findings, either to the department or to Congress if the situation warrants.

Moreover, there's been lots of talk today that this information was "bait" given to Trump to make him more comfortable with testifying.

Also, Trump is not a being targeted as a criminal in the Russia probe, but that's very much subject to change, and he may be under targeted on other matters.
 
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A showdown still looms as the president is refusing to testify (whatever his public statements may be).

If he's not under criminal investigation, he can't take the Fifth Amendment. Eventually, Mueller will subpoeana him.

If the law is enforced as it should be, the president will then have to testify to the grand jury without his counsel.

What happens when Mueller attempts that will be very interesting.
 
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Time to shut this witch hunt down.
Gowdy On CNN: Trump Should Sit Down With Mueller If He Has Nothing To Hide
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) weighed in on recent revelations about President Donald Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe in a Wednesday morning interview on CNN.
In response to the Washington Post’s Tuesday report that Mueller currently considers Trump a “subject” but not “criminal target” of the Russia probe, Gowdy downplayed the significance of the news, saying that a subject can easily turn into a target during an investigation as complex and wide-ranging as this one.

Citing his experience as a former federal prosecutor, Gowdy told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that the labels are “meaningless to me because one witness can take you from being a subject to a target. And unless and until you have interviewed everyone and looked at everything, no one has been implicated and no one has been exculpated.”
He continued that he believes Trump should sit down with Mueller, saying that if he has done nothing wrong, he has nothing to hide. “I would tell you, if you did not rob the bank, there is no reason for you not to sit down and talk to the FBI about the bank robbery,” he said. “Assuming you have a fair prosecutor, and I think Mueller is, sit down and tell him what you know.”
Lets get this show on the road, since Trump says he is innocent, let him testify before Mueller and get this over with sooner rather than later.
 
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Mueller would attempt to catch anyone in a process crime trap. Heck, even Comey and Strzok, Strzok was in on the interview, said they thought Flynn had not lied. Along comes Robert 'Anthrax' Mueller and process crime charged.
 

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Lets get this show on the road, since Trump says he is innocent, let him testify before Mueller and get this over with sooner rather than later.
Tell that to any competent lawyer. Be prepared. You will be mocked, ridiculed, and laughed at.
 
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