Special counsel’s office has had a very busy day, and what would a busy day be like without a busy night? According to Mueller’s office, the three indictments we saw Monday are just the tip of the TNT-draped iceberg. That’s right, folks. The office of the Department of Justice’s special counsel has announced that there is much more to come.
Could they be saving the best for last?
Will they let Trump squirm for these next few months as everyone in his administration crumbles around him? Sounds like something he’d do, though, right?
Papadopoulos and Manafort were charged with Conspiracy against the U.S. Remember that the next time they call a football player un-American
— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) October 30, 2017
The White House has been acting a fool as usual, pretending that the charges against Manafort have nothing to do with Donald Trump:
According to CNN:
“Lawyers from the Justice Department’s special counsel office have repeatedly hinted at how Papadopoulos would contribute to a larger, sensitive investigation.”
Total silence from Trump's Twitter account for SEVEN HOURS now.
Ever since the game-changing Papadopoulos news.
The silence is DEAFENING.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) October 30, 2017
A member of the special counsel, Aaron Zelinsky, said in October that:
“The criminal justice interest being vindicated here is there’s a large-scale ongoing investigation of which this case is a small part.”
In October, the office said:
“Although the government is moving expeditiously to interview individuals of immediate interest to the investigation, news that the defendant has been charged with and pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents may make those individuals reluctant to speak with investigators. Revealing the defendant’s plea would likely chill individuals to be interviewed in the coming weeks.”
Even Trump’s lawyer was losing his mind, including admitting to Wolf Blitzer that Trump had, in fact, colluded with Russians, but that it was no big deal:
CNN reports that Papadopoulos could be responsible for the indictments of Manafort and gates because it is believed he was wearing a wire for months inside the White House:
“It’s possible that Papadopoulos’ interviews with federal investigators contributed to the charges brought against former campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, though those counts had little to do with contact with Russian officials.”