James Comey, Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein
3 May 2018 By Abiodun Giwa
Where is Robert Mueller investigation into Russia's alleged interference into the United States election heading? Is the investigation a case of seeking conviction at all cost, when it is almost clear that there is no collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and the Russians?
Many observers are asking these questions, in view of the current stand off between Mueller and Trump's legal team, over the former's request to interview the president and the president's team opposition to Mueller's request.
The major question among curious members of the public is about the compelling reason that may have necessitated Mueller's request to interview the president. They ask whether Mueller has eventually established a collusion between the Trump's Campaign and the Russians.
Obviously, based on information being aired on the television news and analysis, no one is talking about collusion, rather discussion has shifted to obstruction, and from Russia's alleged obstruction a payment made to a lady who has alleged an affair with the president prior to his election and an allegations about the relationship between the president and Michael Cohen - now under FBI investigation.
News reports say that Mueller has threatened to subpoena the president, if the president refuses to submit to an interview with him, and the president's legal team has gone on offensive with an argument that Mueller's questions for the president represents a trap for perjury and the team does not think there will be an interview as being requested Mueller.
However, the president's legal team is reported does not rule out Mueller interview entirely, but that if there will be any interview of the president by Mueller at all, it will be not be in the format being requested by Mueller.
Although, no Russian collusion has been established, James comey has insisted that there has been obstruction of justice in some of his public pronouncements. Though the current trouble began over Rod Rosenstein's memo as deputy attorney general that Comey be fired for alleged incompetence and the president fired comey, compelling the Department of Justice to get Mueller's investigation in place.
But now Rosenstein, Comey and Mueller appear to be acting like the triumvirate against the president. The alleged Russian collusion seems no longer an issue, but a drive to get the president at all cost. And Rosenstein is still the deputy attorney general in the DOJ.
People are talking about the rod of Rosenstein against Comey as the cause of confusion in the polity.