Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian government operatives has gained momentum in recent days as the independent investigator moved into examining the involvement of the president in acts that may be classified as obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense. Another shoe dropped on Thursday when reporters learned that a new potential landmine may exist in a surprising source: Sean Spicer’s extensive notebooks in which he is believed to have documented every detail of his time in the White House.
Axios reports that Spicer’s many notebooks may be “another potential honey pot for Mueller” as the investigation moved forward, as Spicer was well-known for taking extensive notes during RNC meetings, during the Trump campaign, and throughout his time as press secretary. His diligence was not, nor is it now, appreciated by anyone surrounding Trump at the time.
‘That surprised some officials of previous White Houses, who said that because of past investigations, they intentionally took as few notes as possible when they worked in the West Wing.’
The Washington Post announced on September 8 that Spicer was one of six top aides close to the president who Mueller intended to interview as part of his investigation.
‘Mueller’s interest in the aides, including trusted adviser Hope Hicks, former press secretary Sean Spicer and former chief of staff Reince Priebus, reflects how the probe that has dogged Trump’s presidency is starting to penetrate a closer circle of aides around the president. Each of the six advisers was privy to important internal discussions that have drawn the interest of Mueller’s investigators, according to people familiar with the probe, including his decision in May to fire FBI Director James B. Comey.’
Although a White House official told reporters that “the records were just to help him do his job,” Spicer’s documentation of every happening during his time at the White House has led investigators to question what he may have recorded, including possible evidence of obstruction or possible links in the Trump/Russia collusion chain.
Spicer adamantly and aggressively refused to answer an Axios’ reporters request for comments, threatening to report “unsolicited” texts and emails to authorities. Another White House aide told the press that it isn’t reporters who should be worried about being reported, but Trump and his campaign officials.
‘People are going to wish they’d been nicer to Sean. … He was in a lot of meetings.’
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