Listen, America has a President who calls himself “Mr. Dennison” when he’s paying off porn stars who spanked him with rolled up copies of Forbes magazine that feature his face on the cover, ok?
And the thing about Dennison is that he obstructed some justice by the pussy last year when he fired the man in charge of a probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia to subvert America’s democratic processes. And then Dennison obstructed some more justice by heaping pressure on an Attorney General he privately calls “Mr. Magoo” after Magoo recused himself from that same Russia probe. And then Dennison tried to fire Mueller, only to have Don McGahn threaten to quit if he went through with it. And then Dennison continued to obstruct justice in real-time on Twitter for the remainder of 2017 while America looked on incredulous as the leader of the free world effectively indicted himself by tweeting out the real-time argument going on inside his head to 50 million followers.
So really, Robert Mueller probably didn’t even need to interview anyone or gather evidence to bring obstruction charges against this moron, but you know, being the good prosecutor he his, he went through the motions.
Now, according to Bloomberg, that obstruction investigation is wrapping up, but there’s a catch: Mueller is going to wait, because if he files charges or, alternatively, if he publicly clears Trump of obstruction, it could very well imperil the rest of the investigation.
The obstruction probe centers on three things: the firing of James Comey, the drafting of a statement about the Trump Tower meeting with the Russians, and the attempt to fire Mueller.
As Bloomberg reminds you, “Mueller’s team of FBI agents and prosecutors has already interviewed people who could provide firsthand knowledge of possible obstruction of justice, including Comey, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers,” but once he wraps this up, “Mueller may make a strategic calculation to keep his findings on obstruction secret.” That’s according to the current and former U.S. officials, who discussed the strategy with Bloomberg on the condition of anonymity.
Over the past two months, Trump’s lawyers have been working on a “strategy” for a potential interview between the President and the special counsel even as pretty much everyone acknowledges that allowing that to proceed would put Trump at enormous risk.
The point of Bloomberg’s story (out early this morning), is this:
Mueller may calculate that if he tries to bring charges in the obstruction case — the part that may hit closest to Trump personally — witnesses may become less cooperative in other parts of the probe, or the president may move to shut it down altogether.
So again, there are two ways to look at this. One thing you might argue is that Mueller has decided Trump isn’t guilty of obstruction and he’s going to wait to put that out there because if he clears him publicly, Trump and Republicans will start to insist that the investigation be wound down.
Of course the other conclusion you could come to is that Mueller has enough evidence to bring charges against multiple people and he wants to put that off because once he starts charging people, his hand will be tipped and everyone will stop cooperating on the other aspects of the probe or worse, Trump will fly off the handle and move to fire him with a mind toward shutting the entire thing down prematurely by what amounts to dictatorial decree.
We’ll leave it to you to decide which of those two things is more likely here.