Though the investigation itself is long from over, according to NBC, Robert Mueller is already planning on drafting a report accusing the President of obstruction of justice based on four events. Mueller had hoped to interview the President before drafting the report, but the raid on Michael Cohen’s office complicated that. President Trump apparently will not interview with Mueller now, which means that Mueller can write the report sooner.
Three sources familiar with the investigation said the findings Mueller has collected on Trump’s attempts to obstruct justice include: His intent to fire former FBI Director James Comey; his role in the crafting of a misleading public statement on the nature of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son and Russians; Trump’s dangling of pardons before grand jury witnesses who might testify against him; and pressuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
Three of those points were well known, although “dangling pardons in front of grand jury witnesses” is new to me, although not surprising.
Once the report is written, Mueller will advance it to Rod Rosenstein, who will then decide whether to make it public and send the findings to Congress, which will decide whether or not to impeach the President.
A flurry of activity on the Russian probe is also expected to take place over the next six weeks.
It’s also worth noting that Mueller’s team has been silent, with no leaks. This is leaked info. Mueller may be setting it up so if he’s fired, the firing coming after this becomes another strong chit in the obstruction case.