People around President Donald Trump think of which if the Russia investigation touches the president’s finances, the idea could take him down, the author of an explosive tell-all book told CNBC on Tuesday.
Michael Wolff, author of “Fire as well as Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” said administration officials as well as Trump confidantes he spoke to do not think the president colluded with Moscow to win the 2016 election. However, they think if special counsel Robert Mueller looks into Trump’s finances, the idea could be perilous for the president, Wolff claimed.
“People don’t think inside White House — don’t think of which he colluded with Russia. … They do think of which if the investigation goes near his finances, he’s sunk. Everybody, again, to a man,” Wolff said in a “Squawk Box” interview.
The president has repeatedly denied any cooperation with Moscow as an investigation into Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election continues. Last year, Trump told The brand-new York Times of which a Mueller probe of his finances as part of the investigation would certainly cross a red line.