Robert Mueller now has numerous members of Donald Trump’s senior staff nailed on felonies

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Yesterday the news surfaced that Donald Trump and Stephen Miller co-wrote a never delivered letter of firing to FBI Director James Comey, in which they acknowledged that he was being fired to shut down the Russia investigation. The White House counsel nixed the letter because it was a de facto admission of obstruction of justice – but Special Counsel Robert Mueller has it anyway. Now it turns out Mueller has much of Trump’s senior staff nailed on felonies as well.

Based on the initial New York Times report, it was quickly apparent that Trump had committed obstruction of justice and that Miller had committed conspiracy to obstruct justice (link). One aside in the article mentioned that others, including Mike Pence, were part of the internal discussion regarding the letter and the firing. That means Pence is guilty of failing to report the obstruction felony that he knew Trump had committed. In legal terms that’s referred to as “misprision of a felony” and it’s a felony in and of itself (link). Today another shoe dropped which reveals that this goes well beyond just Trump, Miller, and Pence.

A new report today from Politico confirms just how many people were involved in Trump’s decision to fire Comey, with one adviser admitting that it was “talked and talked about” ad nauseum (link). Everyone in that circle of discussion had to have known Trump was firing Comey to shut down the Russia probe. This means that everyone in that discussion also committed misprision of a felony. That list includes Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, and potentially Jeff Sessions, among others.

Although there are many among the public who would like to see all of the above people go to prison, Robert Mueller’s job is to get to the truth about Donald Trump’s crimes. He can now threaten to charge Trump’s advisers with misprision of a felony in order to get them to fess up about Trump’s obstruction of justice. Some of these current and former advisers are less loyal to Trump than others, and some will flip and cooperate, if they haven’t already. Ask yourself how Mueller got ahold of that secret letter to begin with.

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