The Russia investigation may be reaching a “pivot point” — which could result in a constitutional crisis
- The New York Times reported Trump’s attorneys are looking for ways to discredit Mueller’s Russia investigation — and potentially fire Mueller.
- The Washington Post also reported the lawyers are looking for potential conflicts of interest among Mueller’s attorneys.
- “If you’re trying to fire prosecutors … we’re coming toward a real crisis,” Ron Hosko said in an interview Thursday afternoon.
- The head of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, who once oversaw the criminal investigative division of the FBI, Hosko said that Trump considering interfering with or firing Mueller would be a “pivot point” for the country in the Russia investigation.
- It’s not clear what would happen if the president tried to fire Mueller or direct his investigation. What is clear: It would trigger a legal and constitutional crisis. Read more (7/21/17)