According to a new report, Robert Mueller and his special counsel team, are making use of more FBI and Department of Justice resources as the investigation continues to expand.
Bloomberg News that former FBI director Mueller is availing himself of more career prosecutors from the Justice Department headquarters and office of U.S. attorneys. He has also reportedly been calling on more FBI agents. Bloomberg News reports that Mueller has added to his roster investigators in New York, Alexandria, Virginia, Pittsburgh and elsewhere to assist his current team of 17 federal prosecutors.
The Independent spoke with a Washington lawyer who specializes in national security matters, Bradley Moss, who reportedly said that Robert Mueller’s actions might indicate he is aware some elements of the investigation could continue beyond that aspect for which he is specifically mandated. Moss says, “His [Mueller’s] personal mandate could be coming to an end in six to twelve months. But the investigation into those Russian entities could continue for years.”
So far, Mueller’s special counsel has brought a number of indictments, having charged four former Trump campaign associates – Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and George Papadopoulos – with offences ranging from lying to the FBI to money laundering.
At the moment, all eyes are on a man who has not actually been indicted by Mueller: Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer, friend, and “fixer.” Mr. Cohen, who once expressed his loyalty to Donald Trump by indicating that he would literally “take a bullet” for him, has been giving decidedly different impressions to the media.
Last week, he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: “My wife, my daughter, and my son have my first loyalty. And always will. I put family country first.”
Based on the skeletons we know that Michael Cohen was willing to hide for Trump, there is no telling what other dirt he may have on this president. But Robert Mueller is likely eager to find out.