Trump Supporters Fear Mueller’s Peek Into Business Dealings Will Be Fatal Blow

The threat of an expanding special counsel investigation into President Trump’s finances has rattled his conservative base with fears that the New York billionaire could be brought down by shady business deals — not collusion with Russia.

Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has widened the scope of the Russia investigation to include Mr. Trump’s business deals, according to a Bloomberg News report.

The president had warned that such a move would cross a line.

The numerous investigations into Russian efforts to influence the election and accusations of Trump campaign collusion include probes by Congress, the FBI and the Justice Department special counsel.

The Trump team is preparing to push back against the investigators, according to reports Thursday evening in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Republican Party strategist Ford O’Connell said the worry at this stage was “vast overreaction.”

“There’s always going to be people who are nervous,” he said. “The best way Trump can overcome these fears is putting some wins on the board” with his legislative agenda on tax cuts and repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Read more from S.A. Miller and Dan Boylan at The Washington Times

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