The people around Donald Trump should fear the Special Counsel Robert Mueller sledgehammer that is about to fall. Several arrests around the Trump-Russia connection are coming up soon, very soon.
Federal court records indicate that Mueller has a list of 22 criminal charges against seven defendants in the all-consuming fog of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
To view the list of sealed criminal cases, click on this link.
Trump’s son-in-law is among the anticipated arrests, due to his involvement with Russian monies, the Russian ambassador, and Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian operatives in Trump Tower.
Mueller began arresting people in the Trump sphere nine days ago, including former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his former business partner Rick Gates. These two alleged criminals are sitting at home wearing ankle monitoring bracelets.
The White House is a far quieter place than it usually is because everyone is afraid that those around them are wearing a wire for Mueller’s team of expert lawyers. Yet, beneath all that lies near panic.
— Zelda McCready (@nastynoreaster9) November 8, 2017
Mueller has been sending the majority of his Trump-Russia cases through the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. Since Mueller arrested Manafort and Gates, the special counsel has added 17 sealed charges against five additional individuals to the available Washington court schedule.
What does that mean? At any time, Mueller can arrest the charged individuals. That is if they have not already been indicted.
Who is next? It is impossible to know for certain because Mueller’s sealed his criminal cases in the court system.
What we do know is that these new charges are not for Manafort or Gates. That gives us seven additional defendants.
Mueller is already after Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Eastern District Court of Virginia. It would be highly unusual for a prosecutor to go after someone in two separate federal districts. Therefore, Flynn probably is not among the seven.
Robert Mueller was the FBI director before James Comey took that position. Mueller was also a Marine with a Marine’s dedication to integrity, detail, and country.
What is Mueller waiting for to make his arrests? He may be waiting for the seven to turn state’s evidence against a bigger fish and cut themselves a better deal.
Another alternative is that Mueller is stacking up all of his indictments and plans to do a major, simultaneous arrest.
Regardless, Mueller’s hammer is about to fall.
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