A Georgetown Law professor named Julie Rose O’Sullivan, suggested to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that President Trump's legal counsel was in communication with Robert Mueller's team to try and get ahead of their investigation. The view is that as Trump's defense, it is not unusual for his legal team to establish contact with the special prosecutor, whose investigation appears to have sped up. Last month around the time that it was reported that Robert Mueller -- the special prosecutor -- had convened a grand jury, Paul Manafort's home was being raided by the FBI.

It's been suggested that the raid was meant to show the Trump administration that Mueller's team means business.

Broadening fraud network

Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, has been connected to various "undesirables" over the past several years. Many of those connections have been to controversial leaders and dictators. Developments of Mueller's investigation that have been reported on have revealed what could be financial fraud. Recent reports have also drawn the conclusion that the special prosecutor could uncover similar crimes about President Trump laundering money for Russians. Originally, the investigation was on whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian officials last year to interfere with the Presidential election.

But as it was established at the beginning, it was also reported in recent months that President Trump's legal team had been in communication with the special prosecutor.

Leading the way to investigation

In a recent report by WSJ titled: "Trump Attorneys Lay Out Arguments Against Obstruction-of-Justice Probe to Mueller," Robert Mueller has been focused on the President's Obstruction Of Justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey this year.

Immediately after the firing, President Trump said that he had the Russia investigation on his mind when it happened. When asked about the discussions between the special prosecutor and Trump's legal defense, John Dowd -- who is reportedly the White House's contact to Mueller -- said the details were inappropriate to talk about.

But Dowd also questioned why he should ruin a relationship with Mueller by giving the press any details. The question was curious since there seemed to be an effort by Trump's legal team to do exactly that. It's been reported that the Trump administration was planning to undermine the special prosecutor ever since he was named by the Department of Justice. The WSJ article does at the very least reveal that the President's attorneys were trying to push back on Mueller, saying that there was nothing to implicate that Trump had obstructed justice. There is no indication if Mueller had even entertained their arguments.