US President Donald Trump’s lawyers have claimed that a central part of the probe into the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election will conclude quickly.
Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow told The Wall Street Journal on Monday that the parts of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation involving the president would wrap up soon.
“I know we, collectively, the lawyers, are looking forward to an expeditious wrapping up of this matter,” Sekulow told the Journal.
Mueller was appointed to investigate possible collusion between the Trump’s 2016 election campaign and the Russian government after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May this year.
There has been speculation that Trump is planning to fire Mueller after he reportedly obtained “many tens of thousands” of private emails from his transition team, as part of the investigation into alleged collusion with Russia. Trump, however, has said he will not fire…