THE 48 QUESTIONS

Robert Mueller has 48 questions he wants to ask President Trump.

They, of course, have been leaked to the media – which is why I can provide these opening paragraphs to the New York Times’ lead story on this attempted inquisition:

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia’s election interference, has at least four dozen questions on an exhaustive array of subjects he wants to ask President Trump to learn more about his ties to Russia and determine whether he obstructed the inquiry itself, according to a list of the questions obtained by The New York Times.

[Read the questions here.]

The open-ended queries appear to be an attempt to penetrate the president’s thinking, to get at the motivation behind some of his most combative Twitter posts and to examine his relationships with his family and his closest advisers. They deal chiefly with the president’s high-profile firings of the F.B.I. director and his first national security adviser, his treatment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and a 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and Russians offering dirt on Hillary Clinton.

But they also touch on the president’s businesses; any discussions with his longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, about a Moscow real estate deal; whether the president knew of any attempt by Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to set up a back channel to Russia during the transition; any contacts he had with Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime adviser who claimed to have inside information about Democratic email hackings; and what happened during Mr. Trump’s 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant.

Use the link.  Read the questions.

Then you will understand how much of a witch hunt this is, how much of an attempt to find some kind of “gotcha” from an “Independent” (yeah, right) Counsel who, after a year of trying to take Trump down, has found absolutely nothing with which to do it.

Now he thinks President Trump will agree to help him in his effort?

Don’t hold your breath waiting, Mueller.

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