Senator Blumenthal rejects the assumption that the pardon of ex-Sheriff from Arizona is a signal for fall in the field of view of the investigation
Close Donald trump should not expect leniency if convicted of collusion with Russia during the election, said on Monday democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Blumenthal rejected the suggestion that the pardon of the former Sheriff Joe Arpayo can serve as a signal for people in the field of view of the investigation of Russian interference in presidential elections.
In charge of the investigation, spectracolor Robert Mueller convened a Grand jury to investigate this case.
As expected, extras on interrogation will be called by the President-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign Manager of trump by Paul Manafort, who met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya that promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Reportedly, Mueller also sought White house documents related to a former presidential Advisor on national security, who resigned when it was revealed that he concealed the extent of its contacts with Moscow.
A member of the house of representatives Adam Schiff suggested that the pardon of Arpayo, convicted of contempt of court for refusing to comply with a court order for the termination of raids on motorists, Hispanics, could undermine the investigation of the Russian case.
Counsel on national security issues Bradley moss said trump, “without a doubt, trying to make its allies did not cooperate with the investigation Muller more than the law makes them”.
However, Blumenthal, consisting of the Senate judiciary Committee, said: “Any witness, seeking a pardon, according to Russian business, have to think about it again. Devotion trump has its limits. Witness can still be compelled to testify, and the pardon applies only to crimes of Federal scale”.
The convening of a Grand jury drew attention to the part of a criminal investigation, which is usually out of sight of the public.
As noted by some American media, the convening of the jury and the use of its powers shows that Mueller is serious about a criminal investigation, but at present this can hardly indicate anything else, as it is routine process in extraordinary circumstances.
According to media reports, Mueller asks the jury to send subpoenas to witnesses, request documents, issue search warrants and to hear the testimony. All of this is a normal part of the process, and can not be interpreted as an indication that someone will be put forward criminal charges.
A Grand jury convened in the judicial district where allegedly carried out criminal activities. According to some experts, the fact that Mueller called him in Washington, indicates that there is evidence of possible criminal activity in this County.
Since the activities of the Grand jury is kept secret, we can only speculate. If the process will conclude with a recommendation to press charges against one or more persons, this is only the beginning of a much longer process of trial in Federal court.