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Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been under attack by both President Trump and the Department of Justice. President Trump has called the FBI investigation into his campaign’s connections with Russia a “Democratic hoax,” and has brought into question the Bureau’s efficacy. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice has been playing a subtle political game with the FBI, by releasing the text messages exchanged between investigators on Mueller’s team which criticized Trump. All of this comes in the face of General Flynn’s cooperation with the Mueller campaign. Though defensive measures are not clearly indicative of guilt, they suggest a strong motive to hinder the investigation. More information may surface after Mueller meets with the President’s legal team next week. 

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