President Donald Trump's lawyers are reportedly working around the clock to keep the president calm as special counsel Robert Mueller's team continues the Russia investigation.
Some experts believe Mueller's investigation could make a legitimate argument that Trump obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey and asking him to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, The Inquisitr reported.
Mueller's team has also reportedly demanded that the Department of Justice hand over all documents containing information about the conversations between themselves and the president regarding Comey's termination, ABC News reported. They are also looking for any documents relating to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' early decision to recuse himself from the investigation.
The move suggests that Mueller is looking into whether Trump or any other White House official attempted to influence the ongoing investigation.
White House lawyer Ty Cobb has urged Trump to cooperate with Mueller's investigation, according to The Washington Post. He said everyone in the Trump campaign who has met with Mueller's team so far said they felt they were treated fairly.
"They came back feeling relieved that it was over, but nobody I know of was shaken or scared," Cobb said.
Cobb also said that reports that Mueller was looking into Trump’s personal finances and business dealings were inaccurate.
“I’ve done my best, without overstepping, to share my view that the perception of the inquiry -- that it involved a decade or more of financial transactions and other alleged issues that were mistakenly reported -- just wasn’t true, and that the issues were narrower and wholly consistent with the mandate provided by the Justice Department to the Office of the Special Counsel,” Cobb said.
The White House lawyer added that he believes the investigation will conclude by the end of the year or shortly after. Other officials seem to hold similar beliefs.
“The only people focused on or consumed by this are the press," an unidentified White House official said, according to The Washington Post.
"The White House staff are working to carry out the president's agenda on behalf of the American people," the source continued, adding that "many aides describe an atmosphere of relative calm against the backdrop of the investigation, with staffers mindful but not necessarily worried about the probe.”
Another source said the entire ordeal has almost turned into a joke.
"When the staff gather in the morning at the White House now, they jokingly say, ‘Good morning. Are you wired?’” the source said.