Donald Trump’s Russia scandal: grand jury inquiry now being led by Espionage Prosecutor

For weeks Palmer Report has been bringing you the unfolding story of grand juries in the Trump-Russia scandal being underway in the Eastern District Court of Virginia, a story which was met with skepticism in some quarters. However CNN finally acknowledged the grand juries last week. And now the New York Times is providing some key details of how those grand jury efforts are playing out.

As we previously reported based on the inside sources of political pundit Claude Taylor, the federal grand jury effort in the EDVA is fully underway and has already reached the subpoena stage. But new revelations from the NY Times point to just how sophisticated and serious the effort is (link). Key among them: the effort is now being led by Brandon Van Grack, a longtime espionage prosecutor.

This points to just how serious of a case is being built against Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, one of the current primary targets. If an espionage related case can be made to stick to Flynn, that’ll make it easier to pressure Flynn into flipping on Trump himself, when it comes to what Flynn knows about Trump’s involvement with Russia. But there’s far more going on than merely the Flynn effort.

This week MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow confirmed another earlier story we had previously brought you, involving a grand jury being underway against New York based former Trump adviser Paul Manafort (link). This means the Feds are now pursuing multiple angles in the Trump-Russia scandal which can lead to associates being pressured to flip on Trump in order to keep themselves out of prison.

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