A Senior White House Adviser is a Person of Interest, Washington Post Reports
Kudos to the Washington Post and The New York Times for their much-needed investigative reporting during this huge scandal. The Fourth Estate is proving to be an integral component to upholding Democracy. This most recent revelation is from a Washington Post article by Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky. They report that a senior White House adviser has been identified as a significant person of interest during the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia.
The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.
The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.
The revelation comes as the investigation also appears to be entering a more overtly active phase, with investigators shifting from work that has remained largely hidden from the public to conducting interviews and using a grand jury to issue subpoenas. The intensity of the probe is expected to accelerate in the coming weeks, the people said….
….People familiar with the investigation said the intensifying effort does not mean criminal charges are near, or that any such charges will result. Earlier this week, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appointed former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III to serve as special counsel and lead the investigation into Russian meddling.