Donald Trump Jr reportedly 'facing imminent arrest' in Muller investigation
President Donald Trump's eldest son has reportedly told his friend that he is worried Robert Muller may target him on perjury and arrest him this week
Latest media reports have claimed that special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading an investigation into a possible Russia-Trump campaign collusion to influence 2016 elections, is readying an indictment against Donald Trump Junior.
President Donald Trump's eldest son has reportedly told his friend that he is worried about being arrested this week, after the midterm elections and the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to The Sun. The Republican president fired Sessions earlier this week after criticizing him for failing to stop the Russia probe, which he calls a "witch hunt."
Don Jr. is telling friends he’s worried about being indicted as early as this week, per 3 sources close to him. My latest: https://t.co/M4yUfseDXI— Gabriel Sherman (@gabrielsherman) November 7, 2018
Shortly after Session's firing, thousands of people gathered in New York on Thursday night in support of Robert Mueller amid fears that the president may attempt to do away with the Russia-Trump campaign collusion investigation. Reports state that Sessions has been temporarily replaced by Matt Whitaker, who is a Trump loyalist and has earlier called for an end to the famed investigation.
Latest reports state that, considering Mueller's history of announcements regarding the investigation, he has tended to make major revelations on Friday. Speculations are rife that Mueller had been waiting for the midterm elections to be over before revealing the latest stage of the investigation.
The probe, which has already targeted four former advisers to the US President, may rope in Trump Jr. now. The four former Trump advisers — George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates and Michael Flynn — have all been indicted by Mueller previously.
Reports state that Trump Jr. is now worried that he may face indictment over false statement he made to the FBI and to Congress. The president's son, earlier this year, had admitted that he had met with Russian officials who promised "dirt" on his father's presidential rival in the 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton.
The Sun quoted West Wing sources as saying that they were "worried" about Trump Jr as Mueller may target him on perjury. The news outlet reported that the president himself is "very depressed" about the possibility of his son being indicted in the investigation.