During the last few weeks, Trump and his allies have been increasing their attacks on the FBI. Besides the absolutely stunning turn of events in which a “conservative” is attacking American law enforcement and siding with the Russian government, there has to be a motive behind the attacks.
We learned today that Trump’s attorney general Jeff Sessions was interviewed by the Mueller investigators very recently. This is yet another extraordinary step, where a sitting attorney general is interviewed during an active criminal investigation into the president he serves. This coupled with recent news that Mueller wants to also interview Trump, and somewhat less recent news that Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner hired a crisis management public relations team, suggests that we are nearing the end of the investigation (perhaps a few months away), and that Team Trump is very concerned about unfavorable results.
Logically, you would not interview a senior official like the attorney general or the president or the president’s son in law unless most of your investigation was wrapped up. You don’t go after the big dogs without first having all of your ducks in a row.
If I had to guess I would say that Jared Kushner is looking at criminal liability, and Eric Trump Jr., may also be looking at criminal charges. Unclear if this will reach to the President. If the investigation turns away from alleged campaign improprieties with the Russians (that, while nefarious and unethical, may be difficult to criminally prosecute), and instead turns to money laundering for international organized crime (which is where Trump’s former brain trust Bannon thinks this is going), things will probably look worse for president Trump.