Sources: Mueller questioned WH Chief of Staff Kelly about ‘obstruction’ in ‘recent months’

Sources: Mueller questioned WH Chief of Staff Kelly about ‘obstruction’ in ‘recent months’
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[Ed. – Uh-huh. As CNN observes, Kelly didn’t join the White House staff until July 2017.  Even if the issue is “obstruction,” the timing is a a stretch from Mueller’s special counsel charter.  At the least, it indicates that Mueller is interpreting possible obstruction to be “anything the hell that happened up to and including 5 minutes ago, and I’ll update that for you in another 5 minutes.”  In any case, it doesn’t constitute “obstruction” for POTUS to fire a DOJ-appointed special counsel.  Congress is free to not like it, and try to impeach him over it, but it isn’t “obstruction” for the president to exercise the powers of his office.]

White House chief of staff John Kelly was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team in recent months, three people with knowledge of the matter told CNN.

Kelly responded to a narrow set of questions from special counsel investigators after White House lawyers initially objected to Mueller’s request to do the interview earlier this summer, the sources said. …

The Mueller questions to Kelly centered on a narrow set of issues in the investigation of potential obstruction of justice, chiefly Kelly’s recollection of an episode that took place after new reporting emerged about how the President had tried to fire Mueller. The President was angry at then-White House counsel Don McGahn about what had been reported by The New York Times.

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