Former White House officials who testified to the Special Investigator in the Russian intervention case fear the retaliation of President Donald Trump following the revelations of Robert Mueller’s report last week, The New York Times reported.
Trump and his lawyers had decided from the start to cooperate fully with Muller’s investigations and bet on the possibility of an end if investigators were given unrestricted access to the White House and other Trump partners.
But Mueller’s report revealed that investigators used dozens of hours of witness testimony from Trump’s advisers to paint a devastating detailed picture of his efforts to intervene in the investigation.
Now, some of the witnesses named in the report who left the White House but still rely on Trump for their livelihood, fear the president’s anger.
Some began to contact current and former administration officials and others close to Trump to look for signs of Trump’s feeling of exhaustion, sources told the newspaper.
The newspaper said that they fear that the president may expose their position as knowledgeable about Trump, risking publication of a critical screech, and can motivate his supporters and his representatives in the media to stand against all cooperation with the investigation of Robert Mueller.