Washington, Dec 26: US President Dold Trump’s legal team is standing by its prediction that a central part of the probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election will conclude quickly, the media reported. Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow reasserted in an interview with The Wall Street Jourl on Monday that the parts of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe involving Trump would end soon, though he did not mention specific dates, reports The Hill magazine.
“I know we, collectively, the lawyers, are looking forward to an expeditious wrapping up of this matter,” Sekulow said. A spokesman for Mueller’s team declined to comment on the report. Experts have said it was unlikely that the special counsel’s probe will wrap up anytime soon, given the scope of the investigation that has reached into the upper echelons of the White House.
Mueller’s team has brought charges against four individuals in the Russia probe, most recently Trump’s former tiol security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty on December 1 to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Trump’s lawyer weighed in on the probe on Monday as the president celebrated Christmas at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. (IANS)