President Trump warned the Justice Department’s special counsel for the Russian meddling probe not to include his business or personal finances in his investigation, the Gateway Pundit reports.
In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, the president said that special counsel Robert Mueller probing his family’s finances is outside the scope of his investigation into the alleged collusion between the Kremlin and his administration.
Trump told the Times: “I think that’s a violation. Look, this is about Russia.”
Trump did not offer details about what he would do the moment Mueller will subpoena his financial records but he didn’t rule out firing Mueller as special counsel.
He did not indicate under what circumstances he would order the Justice Department to fire Mueller, but said that he’d consider it a red line if Mueller investigates his family’s finances.
Mueller has hired at least seven people who have given donations to the Democrats to join his investigative team, including one lawyer who has given about $34,000 to federal Democratic candidates.