Former FBI Chief of Staff: ‘The Pieces Are There’ for Mueller to Charge Trump Campaign with Collusion Conspiracy
Chuck Rosenberg: There are enough pieces in the public record already for someone to be charged with a conspiracy to coordinate or receive assistance from a hostile power. pic.twitter.com/i3ggW9CrS2
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) August 1, 2018
Former senior FBI official Chuck Rosenberg says there is enough information on public record to suspect that President Trump or those close to him will inevitably be charged with conspiring to work together with Russia.
Rosenberg’s comments came last night as he spoke Nicole Wallace about the bank and tax fraud trial for Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. When asked if there’s enough evidence to bring charges of collusion forward, Rosenberg guessed that the answer was yes since the timing of Trump’s call for Russian assistance in finding Hillary Clinton‘s emails was too suspicious for Robert Mueller to not act upon.
“All of that is tied to Russian activity that Mr. Mueller recently charged when he brought a case against the Russian intelligence officers. So I think there is enough. I think there are other calculations that are really important here, like, for instance, whether Mr. Mueller believes he has the authority to charge a sitting president. There’s some debate on that point. the Department of Justice weighed in on it in the past and has opined that you cannot, so there’s some unanswered questions but I think the pieces are there.”
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