With the appointment of DOJ special prosecutor Robert Mueller this week, the investigation of several former Trump officials, including Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort, is well underway.
But now, citing anonymous sources, the Washington Post is reporting that the investigation into election collusion with Russia has expanded to a ‘person of interest’ currently on staff at the White House who is ‘close to the president’.
Whether this is just more fake news or a legitimate story remains to be seen. Either way, it’s not the sort of news the Trump administration needs right now.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
The Washington Post has published a “blind item” White House report — where not only its sources but the subject of the article is anonymous.
Using “people familiar with the matter” as sources, the Post’s Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky report that the investigation into the Trump campaign and its connections to Russia “has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching the highest levels of government.”
The person is a senior White House adviser “close to the president,” but the unnamed sources would not identify that official, the Post reported.
“The sources emphasized that investigators remain keenly interested in people who previously wielded influence in the Trump campaign and administration but are no longer part of it, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort,” the Post reported.
However, the story says, “people familiar with the investigation said the intensifying effort does not mean criminal charges are near, or that any such charges will result.”