Yet another person associated with Donald Trump has found himself a target as lawmakers check out how deep Number 45 and his associates’ collusion with Russia goes — Trump’s bodyguard and White House aide Keith Schiller.
ABC News reports that congressional investigators really want to talk to Schiller, who hand-delivered Trump’s letter firing FBI director James Comey, as part of the investigation into Russia’s interference in our election:
The committee’s focus on Schiller and other Trump campaign officials and associates marks a new phase in the investigation — which is examining how Russia attempted to influence the election, the Obama administration’s response and allegations of collusion between Trump associates and Russian officials.
It’s the latest indication that the investigations are touching Trump’s inner circle. In late July, longtime Trump associate Roger Stone is expected to appear before congressional investigators for a closed-door interview. The growing list of other Trump associates the committee has said they want to meet includes former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Kushner, Stone, Flynn and Manafort have all volunteered to cooperate with the ongoing investigations and have denied any wrongdoing.
One White House official told the network that they are unsurprised that Schiller is being dragged in — and many aides say they are preparing to be asked to testify themselves.
Schiller, a former New York City police officer who got national attention when he beat up a protester during the campaign for holding a sign has worked for The Donald for 20 years. In other words, he’s seen a lot of sh*t.
If he flips on Trump, there’s no telling what we might learn (but don’t count on it).
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