WILL IT SOON BE OVER?
by Sharon Rondeau
Herridge said that the responses may be completed by the end of this week.
Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett said he sees written responses as a sign that Mueller will not be issuing a subpoena to the president, the possibility of which was floated by commentators and analysts earlier this year.
Jarrett has opined that Mueller’s appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was illegitimate given that Rosenstein was involved in the firing of FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, an issue Mueller has reportedly probed.
In late summer, speculation swirled that Mueller was completing his probe, assumed from the FBI one week after Comey was terminated. Comey, Rosenstein and Mueller are professionally acquainted through their work at various times in the U.S. Justice Department.
Trump’s legal advisers have been silent about the investigation for more than two months, during which Trump also noticeably stopped tweeting his objections to it as a “witch hunt.”
Trump has insisted that neither he nor anyone in his campaign “colluded” with Russians or anyone in an effort to win the 2016 election.
Hannity mentioned that on Monday evening, Dr. Jerome Corsi, an acquaintance of longtime Trump ally Roger Stone, said he has been told that he will be indicted in what Corsi called “a perjury trap” in the coming days. Corsi and Stone have been under scrutiny for some months for what they may or may not have known about emails WikiLeaks would release in 2016 which proved damaging to the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Stone has said he had no knowledge of when the emails would be released nor what they contained. In his Monday broadcast, Corsi said he has been honest with Mueller’s team but that Mueller does not believe he has proffered “enough” information.