This might be the most clear-headed thing I’ve read about the Mueller investigation in 2018. https://t.co/BRK0MC8tgm
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) March 4, 2018
Yes, Mike Allen’s a tool and a parasite, but he’s survived in DC because he’s been able to spot the patterns below the froth he happily helps churn out. Which is why, IMO, he’s getting respect for this:
… News flash: Mueller is looking at everything.
That’s his job. When he was named, he was empowered/instructed to look into the “FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.” That there is a broad mandate…
These kernels aren’t from Mueller’s office: We’ve seen time and again (and again) that his office is one of Washington’s few leak-free zones.
Yes, it looks bad. Based on conversations with White House insiders, I can tell you they’re more bearish than ever about the outcome. But we’re all guessing.
The bottom line: Here’s one headline that’s true: “Expect more ‘surprises’ from Mueller probe, former crusading prosecutor says.”…
NBC news flash, just a few hours ago:
The grand jury investigating alleged collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has sent a witness a subpoena seeking all documents involving the president and a host of his closest advisers, according to a copy of the subpoena reviewed by NBC News.
According to the subpoena, which was sent to a witness by special counsel Robert Mueller, investigators want emails, text messages, work papers, telephone logs and other documents going back to Nov. 1, 2015, 4½ months after Trump launched his campaign…
Once Hicks’ resignation takes effect in the next few weeks, Cohen will be the only person listed in the subpoena who hasn’t left the employment of Trump or of the White House.
“Trump associates” said to be included in this sweep: Steve Bannon, Michael Cohen, Rick Gates, Hope Hicks, Corey Lewandowski, Paul Manafort, Carter Page, Keith Schiller, and Roger Stone.
If this whole criminal conspiracy takes down foundational ratfvcker Roger Stone — who is preemptively wailing about “prosecutorial overreach” on the farther-rightwing news sites — it will delight some of us almost as much as extracting Donald Trump from his stolen perch in the Oval Office.
Among the more interesting names on here: Keith Schiller.
Schiller was Trump’s longtime bodyguard and pal… he’s also the guy Trump had deliver Comey’s firing letter to FBI HQ. https://t.co/vqIHYuYrHD
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 5, 2018
So many "What if Mueller investigation goes nowhere?" articles and not nearly enough "What if Mueller uncovers an unprecedented amount of sweeping criminal stupidity?"
— Schooley (@Rschooley) March 4, 2018