Why Former Trump adviser is buying guns
Michael R. Caputo, a former communications adviser for then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, said he has bought guns for self-defense purposes after getting caught up in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the election.
Caputo told Bloomberg Politics that he had purchased the firearms for his home and office after receiving death threats. He also complained of having to pay $30,000 in legal fees since congressional investigators asked to interview him.
While Mueller’s investigation, along with the investigations of five congressional committees, have mostly focused on key players such as Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a number of peripheral figures have also been drawn into the investigation’s web.
“Everyone is facing this. I talk to them all. I know they are worried and I think it is awful,” Caputo said. “We heard about this happening during the Clinton investigations. Those stories loom heavily over us.”