Corallo previously served in the George W. Bush administration as a crisis management expert, and had also worked under John Ashcroft at the Justice Department.
Trump’s aides are said to be looking for ways to discredit Mueller to either undermine what he produces or have him removed. However, among respondents who identified as Republicans, only 36 percent said Trump Jr. shouldn’t have taken the meeting.
According to The Washington Post, Trump has also asked his advisors and legal team about his powers to pardon his aides, family members and himself.
In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump said that Mueller would be crossing a “red line” if he looked into his personal finances.
The special counsel, Robert Mueller, sent a document preservation request to the White House, saying the June 2016 meeting that Donald Trump Jr had in Trump Tower in ny is relevant to his investigation, the source said on Friday. The aim is to thwart the investigation by forcing out those investigators, reported the New York Times.
Trump Jr. has said that no information was provided, and much of the meeting involved discussions of a adoption program of Russian children that had been discontinued by Moscow. The President is in the midst of what is the most comprehensive investigation into a sitting President and those surrounding him that we have ever seen. That new team has been pushing back against Mueller’s investigation and is reportedly looking into the backgrounds of investigators in an effort to pinpoint conflicts of interest so can they can discredit his investigation. “They are pals. There is an agenda here and the fact that they are going so far beyond the mandate of the special counsel is not a good sign”, she concluded.
Others to have hired attorneys include White House Senior Adviser and son-in-law to the president, Jared Kushner, Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort.
Revelations of the meeting has spurred congressional investigations into communications between President Donald Trump and Russian Federation.