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Who now faces a possible indictment or arrest.
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The New Year brings with it certain expectations and questions as to who now faces a possible indictment or arrest in Mueller’s investigation. The 2017 year-end left us with a clearer picture of the illegal activities conducted by Trump and the members of his inner circle during and after the 2016 presidential elections. Ahead of us in 2018 is now a clouded picture of what retributions will be metered out because of these activities. Let’s take a moment here, not to foretell guilt or innocence, but to try to predict what these future retributions might look like in the way of further possible indictments and arrests in 2018.
Who Faces Indictment In 2018?
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McConnell & Republican Senate: In 2017, McConnell and the Republican Congress, experienced a trail of destruction directly attributable to the Russian scandal. This destruction – brought their legislative agenda to a crushing standstill, – witnessed the potential unseating of key powerful Republicans in the RNC as well as in Congress, – that seriously threatened their majority control in both houses, – and presented a real possibility of a major Republican defeat in the 2018 midterms. In 2018 we may learn McConnell and the Republicans – replaced and pardoned Trump – appointed a new V/P – shutdown all Russian scandal investigations – and closed all DOJ indictments raised during the Russian scandal investigation.
Ryan & Republican House: In 2017 we learned Ryan was implicated in the Russian scandal and was facing possible resignation as Speaker of the House when it became public Congressman Kevin McCarthy was caught on tape confirming Putin was paying off Trump and Ryan covered it up indicating Ryan could at least be guilty of misprision of a felony, if not perhaps something more serious like conspiracy with Trump against the United States. In 2018 we may learn Ryan – resigned – been pardoned – , – formally faced an indictment – cut a deal or – had his indictment dropped by the DOJ.
Pence: In 2017 we learned Pence is suspected of obstructing justice by willfully lying to protect Michael Flynn and to cover-up Flynn’s dealings with the Russian government to delay a Russian response to the Obama Russian sanctions. In 2018 we may learn Pence – inherited the presidency – resigned, – formally faced an indictment – was pardoned – cut a deal or – had his indictment dropped by the DOJ.
Kushner: In 2017 we learned Kushner served as Trump’s single point of contact between Trump and the Russians and was privy to intimate knowledge of all such exchanges between Trump and the Russians. Serving in this role Jared conducted secret meetings with numerous high level Russian government officials and the heads of Russia’s state owned banks. In 2018 we may learn Jared – faces a criminal indictment and arrested – been pardoned – has cut a plea deal – has chosen to fight his criminal indictment or – had his indictment dropped by the DOJ.
Donald Trump Jr: In 2017 we learned Trump Jr. coordinated all the efforts of the Russians, Wiki Leaks and the Russian internet spies who rigged the elections. So, in due course when Mueller publicly declares Trump Sr. a traitor in 2018 we may learn Trump Jr. – will formally face an indictment – be pardoned or – has cut a deal.
Ivanka Trump: In 2017 we learned Ivanka Trump has been coordinating all of Trumps illegal efforts to financially enrich the Trump organization through the use of the presidency and only had a peripheral knowledge of her husband’s and father’s efforts to conspire with the Russians. So, in 2018 we may learn Ivanka Trump – will formally face money laundering charges or – has cut a deal.
Manafort: In 2017 we learned Paul Manafort was Trump’s Russian money supplier who authorized, on behalf of the Russians, all money payments and transaction between Trump and Putin. Manafort is also indicated as the key clearing point for all Russian money laundering into the U.S. through the Deutsche Bank. So, in 2018 we may learn Manafort will be – rearrested, – recharged, and/or – fight his indictment in court.
Who Faces Arrest In 2018?
The New Year brings with it certain expectations and questions as to who now faces a possible arrest in Mueller’s investigation. Given a recent CBS News report , we now may have some insights into at least five additional individuals who may become prime candidates for handcuffs in 2018. Mueller’s interests in possibly arresting any and all of these individuals can be directly traced to existing grand jury indictments or evidence already contained in sealed evidence given by previous co-operating grand jury witnesses and are considered to be major players in the scandal. On the list of possible arrests:
Carter Page, former Trump adviser who testified to the House Intel Committee recently that he did indeed meet with Russian government officials during his summer 2016 Moscow trip – and that he notified the campaign about it.
Sam Clovis, a Trump campaign official, who testified before a Mueller grand jury earlier this year and is expected to become a cooperating witness.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal attorney, which explains why the Senate Intelligence Committee canceled his scheduled public testimony at the last minute without any resolution so he could become one of Mueller’s cooperating witnesses.
Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, who earlier cooperated with Mueller in the Comey indictment to fend off an earlier possible arrest; will wait until the very last possible moment, and then cut a deal against Donald Trump – but he’ll spend time in a cell anyway.
Felix Sater, a convicted Russian mafia money launderer, who managed secret Russian real estate projects with Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump. This last arrest being in support of Mueller’s sealed indictments against the Trump kids.
(This is Article #18 in our Corrupt Nation series reporting on the demise of a corrupt U.S. President.)
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