The Daily Mail is reporting that the FBI has been ordered by President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions to open an investigation into the Harvey Weinstein and the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
FBI opens investigation into Harvey Weinstein on orders from Trump's Justice Department https://t.co/NRV2zLNZzA
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 11, 2017
Apparently, they fear that Weinstein could pull a Roman Polanski:
DailyMail.com understands the move came at the behest of the Department of Justice, run by Donald Trump‘s Attorney General Jeff Sessions, which instructed the bureau to investigate the mounting allegations leveled at the movie mogul.
The move by the DOJ came amid rumors that Weinstein plans to head to Europe for sex rehab – leading to fears of a Roman Polanski-style situation where he dodges prosecution in the U.S.
It will be interesting to see how deep this investigation goes.
— Joe Black (@JoeBlackTN) October 11, 2017
Lawyer up Hollywood. https://t.co/cQCIaahnpo
— Carl Gottlieb (@c_cgottlieb) October 11, 2017