Republican strategist Alex Castellanos on Sunday warned President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump dined with Hannity at Mar-a-Lago: report FEC filings show Trump campaign regularly used Amazon for supplies US, South Korea kick off joint military exercises after hiatus MORE to “get good authorized assist now.”
Castellanos mentioned during a panel on ABC’s “This Week” that it’s onerous to imagine that particular counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE “just isn’t going to dig up one thing in Trump’s difficult monetary historical past to say ‘Look, the president of the US did this and it was improper.’ “
“And it’s onerous to imagine then that when Republicans lose the Home in 2018, perhaps by 40 or 50 seats, that Home just isn’t going to question him,” he mentioned.
“And it’s additionally onerous to imagine U.S. Senate that’s going to be scared to dying, although should still be in Republican palms, just isn’t going to take a severe look when it has to take care of this president.”
He directed a warning to Trump: “So get good authorized assist now, as a result of the storm is coming.”
The feedback come as Mueller continues his investigation into Russia’s election interference and potential ties between the Trump marketing campaign and Russia.
Trump has repeatedly dismissed the Russia probe as a “witch hunt” and has denied collusion between his marketing campaign and Moscow.
Final month, Trump said he still wants to testify earlier than Mueller within the ongoing probe. His announcement got here after his lead lawyer, John Dowd, resigned amid a broader shake-up of his authorized workforce. Andrew Ekonomou will reportedly assume a larger role main the workforce going ahead, in keeping with Reuters.
Trump has publicly and privately mentioned he ought to sit down with the particular counsel. He has lengthy expressed a perception he ought to be capable of ship his argument personally to Mueller, which is that his marketing campaign didn’t collude with Moscow’s election-meddling efforts in 2016.
Castellanos has prior to now been important of Trump. Final 12 months, he said he believes “we’re nearer to impeachment now than we expect.”