Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team are ready to move their investigation to the White House, right into President Donald Trump’s inner circle.
In an interview with NPR, Ty Cobb, special counsel to The White House, said that he believes the interviews will be completed either before or right after Thanksgiving. Cobb, who is responsible with imbuing President Donald Trump with some restraint in regards to his Twitter rants about the investigation, had nothing but praise for Mueller and the investigative team, saying, “…it’s been highly professionally done, and I think they have moved with an alacrity that they’re proud of and that the American people can be proud of.”
Included in the upcoming roster of interviewees are senior policy adviser and speechwriter Stephen Miller, Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner, and Hope Hicks. Ms. Hicks is the communications director and has worked closely with Donald Trump since before he began his campaign for the presidency. Interestingly, Ms. Hicks has retained a personal attorney, Robert Trout.
There have been some rumors that those close to Trump are trying to find a way to undercut Mueller’s investigation. But for now, Trump seems to still be listening to the advice of Cobb, who has told Trump that, by cooperating with the investigation, they are showing that Trump has done nothing wrong.
Even knowing about the upcoming interviews gives the public no indication of which direction the investigation is heading or what might happen next. Given the thoroughness and swiftness of the earlier parts of the investigation, one can only hope that Mueller and his team handle this most important round of upcoming interviews with the same eye for justice which they’ve already shown.