For over a year, President Donald Trump has been criticized and many corners have predicted that he will be impeached. While we wait for the impeachment to happen, the lawyers of two people questioned by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections with Russia, Trump might be indicted for obstruction of justice within the next few months.
In an interview with Politico, the anonymous lawyers said that while they don’t know what Mueller’s endgame is, the current line of questioning by investigators indicate that Mueller is targeting Trump for attempting to block the Russia investigations.
One attorney said that the special counsel’s team focused on “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,” one attorney stated. The other, who represents a high-ranking Trump official, said that we should expect the indictment to happen if only to get Congress to take the situation more seriously.
“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 explained to Politico. “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.”
The lawyer who said he would bet against Trump thinks that the indictment will come earlier so that it doesn’t disrupt the 2018 midterms, the way Comey’s announcement that he was investigating Clinton’s emails did to the 2016 Presidential election.
“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.”
Both attorneys acknowledge that it could be difficult to indict a president, but that Mueller is willing to let the courts take up the issue as Congress deiced what to do with the president.