In case you thought it was time for Robert Mueller to file charges, you are right. Recent reports indicate Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s election interference and potential collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign team indicate that the investigation has reached the point where Mueller may soon announce criminal charges. Both the Wall Street Journal and CNN reported on Friday that Mueller had obtained a search warrant for records of the “inauthentic” accounts Facebook shut down earlier this month and the targeted ads these accounts purchased during the 2016 election.
Legal experts said the warrant meant Mueller had been able to convince a federal judge that there was good reason to believe a foreign entity had committed a crime by making campaign contributions in the form of ads and the spread of fake news, and that evidence of that crime would be found on Facebook.
Monday the New York Times reported that Mueller told Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort he was going to be formally charged with a crime following a raid on his Virginia home over the summer. Mueller has also issued subpoenas to Manafort’s spokesman Jason Maloni and former attorney Melissa Laurenza to testify before a federal grand jury.
The developments indicate that Mueller’s probe “is nearing the litigation stage,” said Brookings Institution fellows .
“Combined with a flurry of stories about subpoenas, grand-jury appearances and other activity, it’s reasonable to expect that Mueller is moving forward on a number of different fronts and is getting close to entering the litigation phase of the investigation.
“The key questions are what he will allege, to what extent it will deal with campaign activity, and against whom he will allege it?”
Robert Mueller is laughing now at the outrageous statements by Trump that he had nothing to do with Russia. What fools we were to believe Trump when he said:
Today Senate intelligence committee leaders abruptly scrapped a closed-door interview scheduled for Tuesday morning with President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. The clear goal was to stop Trump officials from talking about their testimony in advance of a hearing.
“It is true,” Cohen added. “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.” However the case law isn’t “clear” and some said Cohen should have been fired for comment.