Friday, July 21, 2017

Is It Too Late?

Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to preserve all documents relating to the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort had with a Russian lawyer and others, according to a source who has seen the letter.

Not sure it isn't too late for that. But I suspect most of the dirt will be found in emails and phone calls - so those are preserved in numerous places that would be hard for the Trump Cabal to clean up completely.
Mueller sent a notice, called a document preservation request, asking White House staff to save "any subjects discussed in the course of the June 2016 meeting" and also "any decisions made regarding the recent disclosures about the June 2016 meeting," according to the source, who read portions of the letter to CNN.
Had to be somebody in the White House. I seriously doubt Mueller's people are leakers.
The preservation request is broad and includes text messages, emails, notes, voicemails and other communications and documentation regarding the June 2016 meeting and any related communication since then.

On Wednesday, the White House counsel's office sent a notice to White House staff informing them of the document preservation request.


Some of the President's closest aides, who were traveling with him back from Europe helped strategize about a response for Trump Jr., according to people briefed on the matter. The New York Times first reported on the crafting of the statement.


But the President's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, who is designated to handle personal legal issues, was not traveling with the President and was largely uninvolved, according to the people familiar with the matter. The Times reported last week that the President himself approved the statement, raising the possibility the President may have opened himself up to new legal issues not covered by attorney-client privilege. Jay Sekulow, the President's attorney, denied that Trump was involved.
What else can he do? Trump continues to prove time and again that he is his own worst enemy. And doesn't recognize it. Or refuses to admit it.

P.S.  Have I said how much I do NOT envy Robert Mueller?

 ...but hey, do what you will anyway.

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