Mueller team shoots down explosive claim in Michael Wolff’s new Trump-bashing book

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Author Michael Wolff’s new book is already causing controversy over an explosive claim being denied by a spokesman for special counsel Robert Mueller.

In his upcoming book, “Siege: Trump Under Fire,” Wolff makes the claim that Mueller ultimately decided against moving ahead with a three-count obstruction of justice indictment against President Donald Trump, reportedly shelving the document which Mueller’s spokesman, Peter Carr, denies even exists.

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“The documents that you’ve described do not exist,” Carr told the Guardian which claims to have viewed them as well as an advanced copy of the book which is due out June 4..

Wolff claimed in the author’s note that his findings on the Mueller investigation are “based on internal documents given to me by sources close to the Office of the Special Counsel” and that the outline of the indictments sat on Mueller’s desk for nearly a year.

According to the Guardian:

According to a document seen by the Guardian, the first count, under Title 18, United States code, Section 1505, charged the president with corruptly – or by threats of force or threatening communication – influencing, obstructing or impeding a pending proceeding before a department or agency of the United States.

The second count, under section 1512, charged the president with tampering with a witness, victim or informant.

The third count, under section 1513, charged the president with retaliating against a witness, victim or informant.


Wolff claimed that Mueller found Trump went to “extraordinary lengths… to protect himself from legal scrutiny and accountability, and to undermine the official panels investigating his actions.”

The draft indictment Wolff claimed to have examined also apparently revealed that the Trump’s obstruction “began on the seventh day of his administration,” but, in the end, Mueller deferred the obstruction question to Attorney General William Barr, who did not follow through with a case against Trump.

“Bob Mueller threw up his hands. Surprisingly, he found himself in agreement with the greater White House: Donald Trump was the president, and, for better or for worse, what you saw was what you got—and what the country voted for,” Wolff wrote.

The Guardian noted that the document, which Carr denies even existed is “the most significant aspect of Wolff’s new book.”

“Robert Mueller, the stoic marine, had revealed himself over the course of the nearly two-year investigation to his colleagues and staff to be quite a Hamlet figure. Or, less dramatically, a cautious and indecisive bureaucrat,” Wolff wrote, noting that the special counsel wanted to use the authority that he wasn’t sure he ultimately had.

Wolff’s claims, along with the flat denial by Mueller’s spokesman, sets up “Siege” for the same scrutiny, and controversy, Wolff’s 2018 best-selling book, “Fire and Fury” sparked as factual errors and questions over sourcing were raised.

It seems his sequel is already creating a stir and many have already poured cold water on his claims.


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