Robert Mueller had a very clear set of directives during his investigation of President Donald Trump. The special prosecutor was laser focused on the question of Russian collusion and whether Trump had committed obstruction of justice.
Long-time federal prosecutor, Kenneth McCallion, recently spoke to Newsweek about the fallout from the Mueller Report. McCallion feels that he could easily prove that the president is compromised financially by Russia.
The former prosecutor told Newsweek, “I would not have much difficulty or most experienced prosecutors given what evidence is available now would not have much difficulty prosecuting Mr. Trump. I think that may still happen—it may not happen immediately, but time will tell.”
McCallion has experience investigating Trump and financially impropriety. He was part of a team investigation the president for his part in mob-backed real estate schemes in the 1980’s. Trump and his lawyer, Roy Cohn, were not charged in the probe.
The prosecutor also had experience working against former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and his ties to the Ukraine. He represented former Ukrainian Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, in her civil case against Manafort which was heard in New York’s Southern District. That case helped prosecutors create their indictments against Manafort and his protege, Rick Gates.
McCallion has laid out his case against Trump in his new book: Treason & Betrayal: The Rise and Fall of Individual-1.It’s his belief that the president will, at some point, have to clear up all these questions. The former prosecutor finished his interview with Newsweek, “Eventually Trump, either as a sitting president or as a private citizen, will find out that he is not above the law and will be held accountable for his duplicity and his aiding and abetting of Russia.”