One flight out of D.C. definitely introduced awkward to new heights.
A photograph obtained by Politico Playbook confirmed each Particular Counsel Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, ready at gate 35X at Reagan Nationwide Airport on Friday morning.
Mueller will be seen seated and studying a newspaper; Trump Jr. is standing in opposition to the wall on his cellphone.
From the picture, it is unclear whether or not the 2 males are oblivious to 1 one other or intentionally avoiding eye contact.
However whereas it’d seem Mueller is now bodily closing in on Trump’s inside circle, the particular counsel’s workplace assured Fox Information he did not know the presidential son was there.
“If it’s correct that the opposite individual within the picture was Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Mueller was not conscious of him and had no interplay with him,” spokesman Peter Carr stated.
Fox Information confirmed that the individual within the picture is the president’s son. A supply stated he didn’t know Mueller was in his midst.
Mueller is spearheading the probe into Russian interference within the 2016 election – which has at instances scrutinized the actions of Donald Trump Jr., himself, notably the notorious Trump Tower assembly with a Russian lawyer and others.
Trump and his eldest son routinely deride what they name the “witch hunt,” with the president hammering the probe once more Friday morning as he denied a reported declare from his ex-attorney that he knew concerning the Trump Tower assembly.
Fox Information’ Peter Doocy contributed to this report.