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Tue May 28, 2019, 11:07 AM

Mueller drew up obstruction indictment against Trump, Michael Wolff book claims

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/28/mueller-trump-obstruction-charge-michael-wolff-book-siege-under-fire-news

A new book from Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff says special counsel Robert Mueller drew up a three-count obstruction of justice indictment against Donald Trump before deciding to shelve it – an explosive claim which a spokesman for Mueller flatly denied.

The stunning revelation is contained in Siege: Trump Under Fire, which will be published a week from now, on 4 June. It is the sequel to Fire and Fury, Wolff’s bestseller on the first year of the Trump presidency which was published in 2018.

The Guardian obtained a copy of Siege and viewed the documents concerned.

In an author’s note, Wolff states that his findings on the Mueller investigation are “based on internal documents given to me by sources close to the Office of the Special Counsel”.

But Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, told the Guardian: “The documents that you’ve described do not exist.”

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Reply Mueller drew up obstruction indictment against Trump, Michael Wolff book claims (Original post)
gldstwmn May 2019 OP
meow2u3 May 2019 #1
gldstwmn May 2019 #3
onenote May 2019 #9
eleny May 2019 #10
gldstwmn May 2019 #11
gldstwmn May 2019 #2
uponit7771 May 2019 #4
gldstwmn May 2019 #5
uponit7771 May 2019 #8
GoCubsGo May 2019 #6
gldstwmn May 2019 #7
flotsam May 2019 #12
gldstwmn May 2019 #13

Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:12 AM

1. Take Michael Wolff with a grain of salt

I read "Fire and Fury" and took his writings as nothing but gossip. Wolff is a tabloid gossip columnist and his writings should be interpreted that way.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #1)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:50 AM

3. A lot of Fire and Fury turned out to be true.

Also this article says Wolff has copies of the documents.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #3)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:45 PM

9. Then he should reproduce them in his book

If he doesn't, it would suggest he's got nothing.

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Response to onenote (Reply #9)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:05 PM

10. The House committee can ask Mueller about the accuracy of this story

Hopefully he'll get his butt out of the clouds and gets over himself for the good of the democracy.

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Response to onenote (Reply #9)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:28 PM

11. Maybe he will?

The book comes out June 4th I think.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:12 AM

2. The full article is at the link but I found these two

paragraphs especially explosive:
And yet Wolff reports that Mueller’s office drew up a three-count outline of the president’s alleged abuses, under the title “United States of America against Donald J Trump, Defendant”. The document sat on the special counsel’s desk, Wolff writes, for almost a year.

According to a document seen by the Guardian, the first count, under Title 18, United States code, Section 1505, charged the president with corruptly – or by threats of force or threatening communication – influencing, obstructing or impeding a pending proceeding before a department or agency of the United States.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:55 AM

4. Which part did the Mueller spokesperson deny?! I'm getting sick of all the freak double speak coming

... from the Mueller team.

Looks like that one article by [forget the name] was right about Cohen or close enough not to deny the jist and substance.

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 11:58 AM

5. I don't know who that spokesman is.

Does he work for DOJ? Because if he does than this is just more of Barr and his BS.

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Response to gldstwmn (Reply #5)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:13 PM

8. +1, this too ... it could be from Barr's boys

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:03 PM

6. I don't doubt that.

It's going to be quite the shitshow when everything starts coming out into the open....

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #6)

Tue May 28, 2019, 12:10 PM

7. Agreed. This is probably what's in the report

that they don't want to get out. I'd love to see the copies of those documents.

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Response to gldstwmn (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:43 PM

12. "The documents that you've described do not exist."...

...any more.

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Response to flotsam (Reply #12)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:00 PM

13. Wolff has copies so someone else probably has copies too.

You know his publisher vetted them. Where did they come from?

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