If Mr. Trump is hoping that that Special Counsel Mueller can be easily charmed into acquiescence by a compliment, then he will likely be disappointed. One doesn’t become head of the FBI by virtue of their naivete.
“Even as he has publicly criticized the special counsel in charge of the government’s investigation into Russia, President Donald Trump has used his lawyers to send more friendly private messages to the counsel’s office, USA Today reported Tuesday.
Trump’s chief counsel John Dowd told the paper that Trump’s team has passed along messages of “appreciation and greetings” to special counsel Robert Mueller. Such overtures are seen as not very common.
“He appreciates what Bob Mueller is doing,” Dowd said. “He asked me to share that with him and that’s what I’ve done.'”