WHAT IS THE TRUE PURPOSE OF THE SPECIAL COUNSEL’S PROBE?
by Sharon Rondeau
On Tuesday Caputo testified to the Mueller team for what he said was about “three hours.” He said that he was pulled into the investigation after Rep. Jackie Speier accused him of wrongdoing in March 2017. After that became public, Caputo said, he and his wife received daily death threats, including that his home in upstate New York would be burned down with his wife and children inside.
Caputo is a U.S. Army veteran and longtime staffer in Republican administrations dating back to Ronald Reagan. He served as director of Trump’s primary in New York State.
As he did earlier in the week, Caputo mentioned that a GoFundMe account set up for his benefit had garnered more than $125,000, the stated amount of his legal expenses as of April 22, when the fund was established. At the completion of Caputo’s interview with Hannity at approximately 9:48 p.m., the legal fund was showing $148,740.
Because of Tuesday’s session and the fact that he must testify again next week, Caputo said, he will need to raise another $125,000.
Caputo said that the interrogation sessions to members of Mueller’s team consisted completely of questions to which Mueller’s team already “knew the answers.” “They’re not investigating anything,” Caputo said. “They already know the answers to these questions.”
He expressed appreciation for donors to the fund, many of whom he said gave in increments of $20.00. Caputo also said that Mueller’s team warned him after his testimony that they “would be watching him on TV.”
As of 9:52 p.m., Caputo’s fund showed an increase of more than $21,000 at $169,188.
As of 10:01 p.m., the fund had increased to $195,318.
As of 10:09 p.m., the fund stood at just under $200,000.
As of 10:12, it had topped $200,000.
Update May 5, 1:24 p.m. EDT: Mr. Caputo’s legal fund is now showing more than $250,000 raised.