Thursday, July 20, 2017

"Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions"

Via Drudge:  The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe.

The president told the New York Times on Wednesday that any digging into matters beyond Russia would be out of bounds. Trump’s businesses have involved Russians for years, making the boundaries fuzzy so Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears to be taking a wide-angle approach to his two-month-old probe.

FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, Trump’s involvement in a controversial SoHo development with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008, the person said.

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12 comments:

Sixty Grit said...

Why has Trump allowed this pustule to fester without firing him?

Lem said...

That tells me Muller doesn't have much on the Russia collusion stuff, but after so much has been said, so much recrimination, he is looking to justify his appointment, save face, by dragging this out for months, maybe years.

AllenS said...

This will never end.

Amartel said...

Give Mueller a deadline and a scope of work. This perpetual trolling is unacceptable.

ricpic said...

All this because that pipsqueak Rothstein thought he could appease Official Washington by appointing a Special Counsel. More and more, Sessions' recusal looms as the great self-inflicted Trump Administration mistake that may sink his boss.

ricpic said...

Rosenstein not Rothstein.

edutcher said...

Trump sounds like he's ready to take him to court.

That would be fun.

Trooper York said...

Trump needs to grab his nutsack and fire them all. Mueller. Rothberg. Sessions. Start over.

Sessions is a bitter disappointment. I thought he was a good ol' boy who knows what was what.

He turned out to be bullshit not Bull Conner.

Cut the cord.

Trooper York said...

What possible relevance does Trump running the beauty pageant have with Russia "hacking" the election.

Trump needs to go to the mattresses. Get Greg Scapa from the Wimpy Boys social club and set him loose against his enemies in the press and the Deep State.

edutcher said...

The Sessions claim is from the Gray Lady.

To be taken with salt.

William said...

I read an article about some Russian oligarch who had a half billion dollar yacht built to order. Trump and some people in his organization probably read that same article and wondered about how much that oligarch would pay for a penthouse in a nice neighborhood. And maybe another penthouse further south for the winter months......I can't imagine Trump not wanting to do business with Russian oligarchs, but he was looking for closing not collusion.

rcommal said...

It's sad how all of this is turning out. Surely did it not have to so turn out.