Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III is currently investigating President Donald Trump to determine if he committed obstruction of justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey.
The Washington Post published a bombshell story on Wednesday that suggested that Mueller was now investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, but within that article, they hinted that investigators are also “looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates.”
In short, they are looking into the Trump administration for money laundering as well.
“A former senior official said Mr. Mueller’s investigation was looking at money laundering by Trump associates,” a source told the Times. “The suspicion is that any cooperation with Russian officials would most likely have been done in exchange for some kind of financial payoff, and that there would have been an effort to hide the payoffs, most likely by routing them through offshore banking centers.”
In April, House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Quigley visited Cyprus, which “has a reputation as a laundromat for the Russians who are trying to avoid sanctions.”
“Sanctions are the possible motives for collusion,” Quigley said at the time.
Despite Comey telling Trump multiple times that he wasn’t under investigation, the president came into Mueller’s crosshairs after he fired Comey.