President Donald Trump is reportedly ready to push the Department of Justice to prosecute Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the team investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
A Tuesday NBC News report said that Trump is pursuing a “two-track strategy to deal with the Mueller investigation.”
On the one hand, Trump is telling some in the White House that he expects Mueller to clear him in the coming days.
But Trump also may have a darker plan when it comes to Mueller, one source told NBC.
“Trump — who trusts no one, or at least no one for long — has now decided that he must have an alternative strategy that does not involve having Justice Department officials fire Mueller,” NBC noted.
“Trump is even talking to friends about the possibility of asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting Mueller and his team,” the report added.
“Here’s how it would work: ‘We’re sorry, Mr. Mueller, you won’t be able to run the federal grand jury today because he has to go testify to another federal grand jury,’” one Trump adviser explained to NBC.
It wasn’t immediately clear what crimes Mueller and his team would be charged with.