Ever since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate President Trump, we have heard all sorts of rumors regarding exactly what he may be looking into. Some are obvious, such as colluding with Russia, but other possible alleged crimes go much deep and span greater lengths of time.
Claude Taylor, a former White House staff member for Clinton, has become somewhat of a Twitter reporter when it comes to being a resource for leaked Trump information. He has many connections both inside the White House and the intelligence community, and his sources have proven to be correct in the past. Yesterday he unleashed a rather intriguing Twitter thread on the social media platform. It read:
“Source with knowledge of investigation. Mueller is proceeding along 3 broad fronts. Investigating Trump for ties to Russian Organized Crime, especially money laundering and other illegalities tied to his business career. The second front is the Trump Campaigns and their collusion and coordination with Putin/Russian Govt in fixing the 2016 election. The third front is Trump’s crimes as president especially obstruction of justice. My source says Mueller’s team feels confident that Trump has committed impeachable offenses on all 3 fronts.”
So it’s not just “collusion” and “obstruction of justice” that Taylor’s sources say Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for. Rather it stems much deeper than that, into possible money laundering and organized crime (thus the rumors we’ve heard about a possible RICO case). Only one crime is required for an impeachment hearing to take place, and it appears as though Mueller, who has hired an all-star team full of investigators and prosecutors, will be digging quite deep into Trump’s entire business career.
Keep in mind that most legal experts agree that a sitting President can not be indicted for a crime. However, that doesn’t mean that a President who is kicked out of office or resigns can not be. Also keep in mind that to be thrown out of office, it does not require a unanimous vote like it does in a criminal trial. It’s possible that Trump could be found guilty in an impeachment hearing but not in a criminal court. It all depends on the evidence, if any, that Mueller and his team can build.