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CNN : Mueller investigators questioned John Kelly in obstruction probe

stew

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Dec 2, 2017
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The Mueller questions to Kelly centered on a narrow set of issues in the investigation of potential obstruction of justice, chiefly Kelly's recollection of an episode that took place after new reporting emerged about how the President had tried to fire Mueller. The President was angry at then-White House counsel Don McGahn about what had been reported by The New York Times. McGahn had refused to publicly deny the reporting. The special counsel wanted to try to corroborate McGahn's version of events.

The White House counsel's office had initially fought the Mueller request. One source familiar with the matter said that Emmett Flood wanted to make sure "ground rules" were negotiated.

"In order to question a government official about things that happened during the course of government business, you've got to show that it's highly important and you can't get it anywhere else," the source said.

The source noted that the Kelly request came at a sensitive time, following raids of the home and office of Michael Cohen, the President's now-former lawyer.
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/12/07/...hn-kelly-obstruction-investigation/index.html

I think it's pretty significant.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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We need to start filling all these new Trump threads with Tommy wiseau "everybody betray me!" Gifs.


And hans landa "that's a bingo" gifs
 
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stew

stew

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Dec 2, 2017
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Of course he would interview the Chief of Staff. This doesn't seem too bombshell-y.
The Mueller questions to Kelly centered on a narrow set of issues in the investigation of potential obstruction of justice, chiefly Kelly's recollection of an episode that took place after new reporting emerged about how the President had tried to fire Mueller.
The resistance to Kelly doing an interview represented a key turn by the President and his attorneys who had previously allowed the special counsel to interview current and former White House staff and handed over hundreds of thousands of documents.
It's not a bombshell, I hope it will come later today, but it's the confirmation that Trump got into deep trouble when he tried to fire Mueller, Kelly was asked specifically about this. The WH was scared and didn't want Kelly to get interviewed by Mueller. Mueller could show how significant it was and why it was so important to interview him.

It will be a big part in the report. On the Obstruction Case, there's at least the Comey firing, and when he tried to fire Mueller.