President Donald Trump believes the Russia investigation will soon wrap up and that special counsel Robert Mueller will release a letter clearing him of any wrongdoing, CNN reported.
White House counsel Ty Cobb characterized CNN’s story as “largely false and unprofessional,” but did not respond to requests to clarify whether Trump believes he will be exonerated.
The investigation has shown no signs of wrapping up soon, and legal analysts and multiple media reports indicate that Mueller is ramping up his focus on Trump and whether he obstructed justice when he fired FBI director James Comey.
According to CNN, Trump is convinced enough that he will be exonerated that he is telling friends and advisers that he believes Mueller will say so in a letter, which Trump then reportedly wants to show Washington lawmakers and the public as proof of his innocence.
The special counsel is also said to have ramped up his focus on Trump in recent days, particularly as it relates to whether Trump sought to obstruct justice when he fired Comey.