On Thursday evening the New York Times reported that Michael Flynn has begun formally cutting a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Trump-Russia scandal. This explains why Flynn hasn’t yet been arrested, and it explains some curious behind the scenes moves by Mueller in recent weeks. More importantly, it means certain people in the scandal are now completely screwed. One respected legal expert, who has negotiated with Mueller before, is pointing to three names – and they’re the biggest fish of all.
The NYT reported that Michael Flynn’s attorneys have notified Donald Trump’s attorneys that they can no longer communicate with each other, which only happens when one client is cutting a deal against the other. This led Norm Eisen, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a CNN legal commentator, to share his experiences and insight into the development.
Eisen didn’t mince words. He started by tweeting “BAD NEWS FOR TRUMP. Flynn may or may not have dirt on the Prez, but he surely will roll over on Kush, who will flip like a pancake on daddy-in-law’s obstrution. They are gonna have to start frisking Jared for a wire in the Oval. Today is Cursegiving not Thanksgiving for POTUS.” He then added “I negotiated a cooperation deal for a target with Mueller’s office when he was US Atty and lemme tell ya, he’s not gonna give one to Flynn unless he implicates someone up the ladder. That means Kushner, Don Jr., or Big Daddy. They are all having indigestion tonight.”
In other words, Michael Flynn cutting a deal is every bit as bad news for Donald Trump and his family as one might expect. Flynn is either going to give up Trump, or he’s going to give up a family member who’s going to give up Trump. That means it’s all over for Trump, and it’s just a matter of time as the inevitable moves play out.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report