New book Michael Wolff explores why president wasn't indicted: "Donald Trump spooked Robert Mueller"

The author reports that the special counsel prepared a draft indictment of Trump, but it was never issued


Bob Brigham
June 4, 2019 5:32PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story
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The author of the bestselling 2018 book "Fire and Fury" has published a sequel — that is also full of unflattering stories about President Donald Trump.

Wolff was interviewed by MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell the night before the release of his new book "Siege: Trump under Fire."

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The author reports that special counsel Robert Mueller had prepared a draft indictment of Trump that was never issued.

“I think Donald Trump spooked Robert Mueller,” Wolff suggested. “And Trump brags a lot about how long he’s been in — how many times he’s been in court. He’s basically been in litigation for 45 years.”

“You have him — just parenthetically — you have him on the phone one night with the Robert Kraft, the Patriots’ owner who has been accused in Florida on a prostitution charge — soliciting prostitution charge. You have him on phone giving him legal advice, saying to Robert Kraft, I’m better at this than the lawyers,” O’Donnell noted.

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“Exactly and him saying to Robert Kraft you’re innocent even though they have tape of you being guilty, you’re innocent,” Wolff replied.

“So Trump has a view of himself as someone experienced enough in fighting with lawyers,” O’Donnell noted.

Wolff said Mueller likely concluded that Trump had the means to kill his investigation.

“As I said, these documents — you read them and you say, this investigation every day was on thin ice,” Wolff concluded.

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