Today we got word that at least two of Donald Trump’s top people are actually on Robert Mueller’s team. Last night we got word that yet another one of Trump’s top people has joined Team Mueller. At this point the list of Trump’s advisers and appointees who are now playing for the other side, either out of legal necessity, or a desire for revenge, or because they were never really on Trump’s team to begin with, is staggering. The list just got even longer.
Today we learned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who conspired with Trump and Russia to rig the election and then conspired with Trump to cover it up, is now cooperating with Mueller. Sessions was interviewed by Mueller for several hours last week, which is a dead giveaway that the two already have a deal in place against Trump. Last night we learned that Trump’s own handpicked FBI Director Christopher Wray refused Trump’s order to fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (link), meaning that Trump guessed wrong when he thought Wray would be willing to serve as his errand boy.
Last week Trump’s former right hand man Steve Bannon agreed to be interviewed by Mueller, after a public feud between Trump and Bannon resulted in Bannon losing everything. Last month Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn cut a plea deal with Mueller against Trump. Before that, Trump’s former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos cut a plea deal, and Trump’s former campaign official Sam Clovis became a cooperating witness. So does Trump even have anyone left?
Donald Trump’s remaining ranks appear to consist of little more than Stephen “forehead” Miller, whose job is in jeopardy because certain Republican Senators want him ousted, John Kelly, who is supposedly just days away from being replaced, Wilbur Ross, who has become senile and keeps falling asleep in meetings, and Ty Cobb, the hapless Trump attorney who looks like the Quaker Oats guy. Nearly everyone else from Team Trump is now playing for Team Mueller.
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