I don’t know what to make of this, but the fact that it’s coming from three nameless sources gives me serious doubts.
According to this report from Vanity Fair, Donald Trump Jr. is worried that he’ll be indicted this week.
In recent days, according to three sources, Don Jr. has been telling friends he is worried about being indicted as early as this week. One person close to Don Jr. speculated that Mueller could indict him for making false statements to Congress and the F.B.I. about whether he had told his father about the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russians to gather “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.This source had heard that the case could revolve around Trump’s former deputy campaign chairman, Rick Gates, who’s cooperating with Mueller and who was deeply involved in the campaign at the time of the meeting. Trump, this person continued, is “very upset” about the risks Don Jr. faces. “The president is very depressed,” this person said. (“Don never said any such thing, and there is absolutely no truth to these rumors,” said Don Jr.’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas.)
I have a hard time taking this entire report seriously, because 1.) It’s coming from Vanity Fair and Politico 2.) It’s coming from seemingly random, unnamed sources.
Additionally, there’s ANOTHER “source” from Trump’s inner circle, who claims that concerns over a possible indictment are #FakeNews.
UPDATE: Donald Trump Jr. Inner Circle Say No Concerns Over a Mueller Indictment – Sara A. Carter https://t.co/vQQP0BSrqI
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) November 7, 2018
A source in Donald Trump Jr’s inner circle says there are no concerns that he will be indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and that the news–first reported by Politico–is false.
The Politico report on Wednesday claimed that Donald Trump Jr. “has told friends in recent weeks that he believes he could be indicted…”
“The reports in Politico are one hundred percent false,” the source close to Donald Trump Jr. tells SaraACarter.com. “Don has shown zero concern over the possibility of being indicted. Politico didn’t talk to anyone in Don’s inner circle to confirm this story.”
It’s the battle of unnamed sources.