Kelly Says Trump is Embarrassed by Mueller’s Investigation

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stated in a new interview that President Donald Trump is “somewhat embarrassed” by the investigation into Russia’s attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

Kelly, in his interview with NPR, said that the Russian probe subject tends to come up in Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders.  He added that the long-running investigation “may not be a cloud” hanging over the presidency, “the president is, you know, somewhat embarrassed, frankly.”

“When world leaders come in, it’s kind of like you know Bibi Netanyahu is here and he who’s under investigation himself and it’s like, you know, you walk in and you know the first couple of minutes of every conversation might revolve around that kind of thing,” said Kelly, referring to the Israeli prime minister being under investigation for bribery.

During the interview airing on Thursday’s “Morning Edition,” Kelly also gave his thoughts on what special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election meddling will turn up to be at the end.  “Something that has gone on this long without any real meat on the bone, it suggests to me that there is nothing there, relative to our president,” Kelly stated when he was asked if he agrees with the president’s claim that the probe is a “witch hunt.”

Meanwhile, White House attorneys are in the middle of negotiations with Mueller’s team of investigators about what are the terms as well as which question will be asked in the possible sit-down meeting between President Trump and the special counsel.  Since the investigation started it has led to the indictment of several former Trump campaign associates, some of whom face charges of conspiracy against the U.S. and lying to the FBI about their contacts with Russia. Also, dozens of Russian officials have been indicted.

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