Report: sealed indictment issued against Donald Trump

When it comes to political pundits who claim to have inside sources, I judge them by track record. Liberal pundit Claude Taylor’s sources have recently been proven right about Donald Trump grand juries. Conservative pundit Louise Mensch’s sources have long been proven right on Trump-Russia FISA warrants. So when the two of them say they each have different inside sources telling them the same thing, I listen. And what they’re jointly saying tonight is that a sealed indictment has been delivered against Donald Trump.

Let’s be clear here: this is not an indictment against a Donald Trump associate or adviser, or some other ancillary player. Taylor and Mensch are jointly stating tonight on Mensch’s site that the sealed indictment is against Donald Trump himself (link). The sitting President of the United States cannot be arrested by law enforcement or tried by the Judicial Branch. But as they explain, the purpose of this indictment is to try to kickstart the impeachment process in Congress.

That may sound unlikely, considering Trump’s own Republican Party has a majority in both the House and Senate. But my own stated view all along has been that if damning enough evidence against Trump surfaces in the Russia scandal such that his approval rating falls far enough, the Congressional Republicans in moderate states and districts will have to consider moving forward with the impeachment process in order to protect their own chances of reelection in the midterms. In such case the GOP would put its own interests before Trump. And only around 10% of the Republicans in the House would need to join House Democrats to form the simple majority vote required to begin impeachment hearings.

I ran this evening’s report past a retired attorney, who found it legally valid on its face. So I find this credible, both from a logical standpoint, and more importantly, based on the fact that the inside sources of Mensch and Taylor have consistently proven to be correct. The news outlets that have been ignoring their sources have ended up being months late to important stories. Republican strategist Rick Wilson is vouching for them both this evening, based on their track record of inside sourcing (link). Keith Olbermann then chimed in and pointed out the same (link). So now we see where this goes, but it’s clear things have accelerated in response to Trump’s firing of James Comey.

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  1. ANNIE ROBINSON on May 13, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Well Looks like Chaffetz, Pence and Paul Ryan is getting what they want to impeach Trump to get him out the way to put Pence in as president since Pence signed on as a globist for NWO. Pence is dirty to. The back stabbers thinks they are in the clear now !!!

  2. Debbie S on May 13, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    :O doing a happy dance 🙂 wowser! thank you, mr palmer

  3. Susan on May 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Oh please oh please

  4. Mateo S on May 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Please, God, let this be true.

    With regards to the Republicans breaking ranks, I’m even more optimistic. I think this could happen in at least two ways. You mentioned one, namely that public opinion begins peeling off Congressmen in swing districts.

    The other possibility I foresee is that Republicans in Congress who have no blood on their hands start to realize that some of their colleagues are guilty and losing control of their cover-up. If McConnell’s Super PAC really took foreign money, then several people might be implicated. Once it becomes clear that they will be outed, their Republican colleagues will unlock the door and point the FBI towards those scoundrels.

    It’s conceivable that Chaffetz has already begun doing this, although your theory that he is dirty and trying to make amends seems much more likely.

  5. David Infante on May 14, 2017 at 12:05 am

    I told my wife that trump was going out the door in 30 days, looks like it’s going to happen, YES! !

  6. Lee S on May 14, 2017 at 12:12 am

    What if they indictment were for a crime committed before they election or before they inauguration? Could he then be tried in a federal court or is impeachment there only recourse even then?

  7. arias on May 14, 2017 at 12:29 am

    WHEEEE! Please let this be true.

    One caveat. Much like precautions taken by defense secretary James R. Schlesinger in the final days of Watergate, I really hope the adults on the military side get the heads up and have the prescience of mind to circumvent any orders from the CiC, especially involving nukes, should they receive them when it becomes clear to Trump he’s going down. We’ve witnessed his twitter fueled paranoid rages during congressional hearings about Russia, he really is a loose canon when he feels the walls caving in and really would be a threat to the world in his last days in office. Lets hope McMasters and Mattis take similar precautions.

  8. Dina on May 14, 2017 at 12:55 am

    With a sealed indictment we won’t know for sure that the indictment exists until there is an actual arrest, right? I tell you, there just isn’t enough popcorn in this world for all of us watching what’s going on and waiting for what’s to come.

    • Bill Palmer on May 16, 2017 at 1:46 am

      Are you familiar with what “inside sources” are?

  9. Perry Welsh on May 14, 2017 at 1:50 am

    HURRAH, finally. Impeach the creep.

  10. Penny Simpson on May 14, 2017 at 1:52 am

    If Trump has been indicted, would the courts permit him to leave the country for his upcoming Middle East and Vatican visits? And his adult children, too? Their money invested and deposited abroad might make them a flight risk.

    • Bill Palmer on May 16, 2017 at 1:45 am

      The courts really don’t control the president. His children would be another matter.

  11. Amar on May 14, 2017 at 2:22 am

    “The Sergeant at Arms can, upon orders of the Senate, arrest and detain any person who violates Senate rules, including the President of the United States.” – Wikipedia

  12. Claudia on May 14, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Once he is removed from office, they will most likely arrest him, or I should say they better!

  13. Linda Spy on May 14, 2017 at 4:08 am

    What if Trump personally is/has been under a FISA warrant and Oval Office meeting with Russian handlers was taped under this warrant?

    I’ve been told CIA has been briefing Roberts and Kagan, there is high treason involved, and Roberts has recuse Gorsuch from any Trump/Russia Puesto Loco

    There is evidence linking Russians to Trump & Mercer. The IC & FBI have a literal mountain of evidence that will clip everyone, EVERYONE

    They told Trump that anyone caught obstructing justice would be immediately arrested. SCOTUS has jurisdiction of GJ Courts

  14. Steve on May 14, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I’ve said from the beginning that Trump was in deep doo-doo over this whole Russian affair. Looks like the chickens are coming home to roost. Should have happened long ago IMO!

  15. David on May 14, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Interesting development. The only concern I have is the following: Russian laundered money in such quanitty is floating around that half of congress would be self-incriminating themselves by going forward.

  16. Sueann Juzwiak on May 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I’ve posted the comment you made about a sitting president cannot be arrested or tried in a court of law.
    Some people on FB are telling me I’m wrong and that yes he can be arrested.
    Regarding presidential wrongdoing, the Constitution says only the following:

    The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and misdemeanors.

    This has never happened before. ( A president who’s colluded with an enemy to influence an election, conflict of interest, conspiracy, money laundering(most likely) etc.
    He could be charged under state law I’ve read. But wouldn’t it be up to which states wanted to charge him? I think New York wants to be first in line for that.

  17. Brian K. Burgess on May 15, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Robert Reich says that 20 percent of Republicans have to join for impeachment proceedings to begin. It doesn’t matter to me I just want them to begin.

  18. M Dougherty on May 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    This sound promising. I so hope it leads to something. The GOP is so damn spineless and corrupt (party before nation?) that I’m not holding my breath. As Trump said during the campaign, he could shoot someone on 5th Avenues in Manhattan and his fans would not leave him. I still fear that he is correct.

  19. Susangail on May 15, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Hahaha….thrilled to hear. If the house and senate majority do not take action and do the right thing they will forever ruin their reputation and future in government.

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