Particular counsel Robert Mueller described a beforehand unknown instance of the President’s makes an attempt to curtail the investigation involving Trump’s former marketing campaign aide Cory Lewandowski.
Mueller says that on June 19, 2017, Trump met within the Oval Workplace with Lewandowski and dictated a message supposed for then-Legal professional Basic Jeff Classes, who at that time had recused himself from issues involving the probe.
Within the message, Classes was advised to publicly announce the investigation was “‘very unfair’ to the President, the President had executed nothing improper, and Classes deliberate to satisfy with the particular counsel and ‘let [him] transfer ahead with investigation election meddling for future elections.’” Lewandowski advised Trump he understood his directions.
A month later, Trump checked again in with Lewandowski on the standing of his message. Lewandowski stated the message could be delivered quickly.
Finally, Lewandowski declined to ship the message personally, as an alternative asking a senior White Home official — Rick Dearborn — to do it as an alternative. Mueller’s report says Dearborn was “uncomfortable with the duty and didn’t comply with by means of.”