The special counsel currently looking into Russian election meddling may hold off on the obstruction of justice section of the probe as he continues to investigate other areas such as collusion, according to a CNN report released this Monday.
The media outlet, noted both former and current officials, stating that Robert Mueller could make the decision that filing charges connected to the obstruction could cause witnesses to be “less cooperative.”
CNN also explained that the obstruction part of the investigation will likely be concluded following interviews with President Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr.
The question as to whether or not Trump will actually sit down for an interview with Mueller has been floating around for months.
Earlier this year, the president announced to reporters that he is “looking forward to” sitting down with the special counsel’s team and that he willingly do so under oath.
Mueller, who since May of 2017 has been spearheading the investigation into Russian meddling as well as the potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and the Kremlin, has already secured three guilty pleas and filed charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Putin himself recently sat down for an interview with CNN’s Megyn Kelly, during the interview, Putin was questioned on why Trump speaks so highly of him.
“I think there’s a very good chance Putin knows some things about Donald Trump that Mr. Trump does not want repeated publicly,” she continued.
Kelly explained that she doesn’t believe Putin’s dirt on Trump has to do with the controversial dossier which connects Trump to Russian nationals.
“My money’s not on the dossier,” she said. “I think it has to do with money and Trump’s early years dealing with the Russians back in the nineties, his facilities here in the United States.”