WH official confirms switch to criminal probe into Mueller report

WASHINGTON, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway confirmed press reports that the Department of Justice launched a criminal investigation into the administrative inquiry of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

New York Times reported yesterday the department witched to the criminal probe regarding the claims of Russian influence on 2016 presidential elections, which would enable investigators to issue subpoenas for documents.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Conway said, “I only know what I read, which is that it’s now a criminal investigation because they started to uncover facts and evidence.” “Again, if somebody has nothing to hide about what they were doing leading up to the 2016 election, then they have nothing to worry about,” she noted. “But I’m sure that each and every one of you who, for over two years, covered methodically and regularly the Mueller investigation — I’m sure that you’ll have the patience and the professionalism to allow this process to take hold and unfold,” Conway added.

Angered by what he called “investigating the investigation,” President Donald Trump said, “I can’t tell you what’s happening. I think you’re going to see a lot of really bad things.” He told reporters that “terrible things went unprotested and we have a great attorney general, a highly prestigious man, a very honorable man and he has been looking at it for a long time.” In his inquiry in mid-April , Mueller, who was appointed by Trump’s Justice Department as special counsel, acknowledged that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections but did not establish sufficient evidence of criminal conspiracy between Trump’s campaign and Russia.

Source: Kuwait News Agency