Former Trump White House adviser Mick Mulvaney now says he believes Cassidy Hutchinson is telling the truth, and he expects that her testimony today will open the floodgates for other Trump people to also feel compelled to testify.
Mulvaney is a piece of crap but he’s correct. After today, it’ll be almost impossible for Mark Meadows not to flip. He’s 62 years old. Seditious conspiracy is a 15 year prison sentence, plus any other additional charges he’ll face. He’s now on track to go to prison for the rest of his life.
Cassidy Hutchinson’s highly credible testimony, which has likely already been corroborated by other witnesses behind closed doors, is enough to convict Meadows. He has no way out of this. So is he crazy enough to throw his life away, or will he now flip? If he hasn’t flipped already.
Keep in mind that Meadows would need to negotiate any cooperation deal with the DOJ. He can’t just cut a deal with the committee. And it’s not clear that the DOJ would then let Meadows publicly testify to the committee, while it’s still using his cooperation to indict others.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report