[Ed. – Handwriting on the wall?]
Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has widened the scope of the Russia investigation to include Mr. Trump’s business deals, according to a Bloomberg News report.
The president had warned that such a move would cross a line.
“Those transactions are in my view well beyond the mandate of the special counsel, are unrelated to the election of 2016 or any alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and most importantly, are well beyond any statute of limitation imposed by the United States Code,” said John Dowd, Mr. Trump’s private attorney.
Moving the investigation into deals going back more than a decade also irked Mr. Trump’s staunchest supporters, though they remain convinced that there was never collusion with Russia and that the special counsel is part of an open conspiracy to remove the president.
“There’s reason to be concerned,” said Tim Selaty Sr., the founder of Citizens for Trump and Tea Party Community, a 170,000-member social media network.
“The fact that they are now considering dipping into the last 12 years of what President Trump is doing — based off of what? What is the reason to go in that direction?” he said. “It’s not going to be good for him, of course.”