With special counsel Robert Mueller nearing an election deadline, and his former campaign manager and lawyer facing significant prison time, President Trump warned tonight that the Justice Department and the FBI must “start doing their job and doing it right” or “I will get involved.”
“Our Justice Department and our FBI – at the top of each, because inside they have incredible people – but our Justice Department and our FBI have to start doing their job and doing it right and doing it now,” Trump said. “I wanted to stay out, but at some point if it doesn’t straighten out properly … I will get involved and I’ll get in there if I have to.”
The window closes next week for special counsel Robert Mueller to take any more bombshell actions before midterm season officially kicks off, and people in the president’s orbit and across Washington are watching with heightened anticipation that a final pre-election surprise could come soon.
Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone emailed supporters Monday and asked for donations to his legal defense fund, saying he believes his indictment is imminent.
Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has publicly called on Mueller to wrap up his investigation into Trump by the end of next week, when the midterms will be two months away.
Earlier today, Trump said he planned to keep Attorney General Jeff Sessions in his post “until around the election.”