Remember last year when Michael Wolff’s credibility was questioned for his first book on the Trump administration?

Well, he’s back with a second book titled, “Siege: Trump Under Fire” where he’s claiming that special counsel Robert Mueller “drew up a three-count obstruction of justice indictment against Donald Trump before deciding to shelve it”:

The Guardian has reportedly reviewed the document this claim is based on:

According to a document seen by the Guardian, the first count, under Title 18, United States code, Section 1505, charged the president with corruptly – or by threats of force or threatening communication – influencing, obstructing or impeding a pending proceeding before a department or agency of the United States.

The second count, under section 1512, charged the president with tampering with a witness, victim or informant.

The third count, under section 1513, charged the president with retaliating against a witness, victim or informant.

And according to the Guardian, this is the biggest story in the book:

The document is the most significant aspect of Wolff’s new book.

But we’re already seeing some throw cold water on it. Here’s Lawfare blog’s Susan Hennessey, who has been a major critic of the president:

She’s not buying it:

Of note, the spokesman for the special counsel’s office, Peter Carr, issued a strong denial to the Guardian before publication:

“The documents that you’ve described do not exist”:

But Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, told the Guardian: “The documents that you’ve described do not exist.”

Questions over the provenance of the documents will only add to controversy and debate around the launch of Wolff’s eagerly awaited new book.

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