Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Circle Is Closing Around Donald Trump
The Russian investigation, until now, has focused on Trump associates who are no longer close to him or his current staff. That has changed. A new report indicates that a current member of his White House staff is now a "person of interest" in the Russian investigation. Trump could also become a "person of interest" as people close to him are brought into focus. Trump also has to worry about Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey will describe the efforts that Trump made to influence his investigation. Trump has made it very clear that he fired Comey because he was not happy with the directions that his investigation has taken. Trump did not help himself when he told Russian officials that he reduced threats from the Russian investigation by firing Comey. Many Democrats and more Republicans view Trump's behavior as obstruction of justice.