President Donald Trump can’t seem to keep his thoughts to himself, and his poisonous behavior appears to be catching up to him. The American public is already well aware that Trump has seemingly no respect for independent institutions like the FBI.
Trump’s attacks on the agency and the press have grown more and more alarming and have left many wondering if anything will be done to put a stop to it. Well, wonder no more – Trump has reportedly dug himself into quite the hole!
A “Disturbing” Conversation
According to The Washington Post, Robert Mueller is very interested in a conversation that took place between Trump and then-acting FBI director Andrew McCabe in May, not long after the firing of James Comey. According to various current and former U.S. officials, Trump asked McCabe who he voted for during an introductory Oval Office meeting.
Why is this significant?
Well, well – Trump has been vocal about his disdain for McCabe and his alleged ties to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Trump and his allies had railed against “thousands of dollars in donations” McCabe’s wife received from a group tied to Clinton when she ran for the Virginia Senate in 2015, citing the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Mueller Steps In To Investigate
Reports indicate that Trump, unable to win over former FBI director James Comey and derail the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, decided to fire him. He then set his sights on McCabe, who, luckily for both the investigation and the American public, maintains a sense of integrity. He responded to Trump’s question by simply telling the president that he didn’t vote.
McCabe reportedly thought the exchange with Trump was “disturbing.” And the conversation has also piqued the interest of special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation appears to be steadily rolling along despite Republican efforts to discredit Mueller and his team.
When it comes to the possibility that Trump obstructed justice when he fired James Comey, what Mueller will conclude is yet to be determined. But the American public can rest assured that there is plenty more to come and that Donald Trump is in for some trouble from the very institution he seeks to dismantle.
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