Speculation is mounting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could soon resume issuing subpoenas and indictments, with one report claiming that Don Trump Jr fears he could be indicted as soon as this week.
Trump Jr has been telling friends he is worried about the possibility of an imminent indictment, three unnamed sources told Vanity Fair.
One source speculated that Mueller could indict him for lying to investigators about whether he told his father in advance about a June 2016 meeting with Russians in Trump Tower to gather dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, denied the report, saying: ‘Don never said any such thing, and there is absolutely no truth to these rumors.’
According to Vanity Fair’s source, President Donald Trump is ‘very upset’ about the legal risks Trump Jr faces.
‘The president is very depressed,’ this person said.
Tuesday’s election ended a two-month ‘quiet period’ for Mueller’s probe, and the special counsel is now expected to resume indictments and possibly attempt to force the President himself to testify under oath.
That could lead to a constitutional showdown over presidential powers or even an impeachment fight in the House of Representatives, newly under the control of hostile Democrats after Tuesday’s midterm elections.
But Trump could also try to kill or suppress the probe after firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday, placing a loyalist in an oversight role over the investigation that Sessions had recused himself from.
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Source: Daily Mail