Four of Donald Trump’s campaign advisers have already been arrested for their roles in the Trump-Russia scandal. Two of them, including one who went on to serve in Trump’s White House, have pleaded guilty and cut deals to rat out other suspects. With more evidence surfacing by the day, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is still playing things close to the vest. However, another Trump-Russia investigator is hinting at serious indictments and convictions being on the way.
Senator Richard Blumenthal sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating the role that the Donald Trump campaign and Russia played in rigging the election. News surfaced today that the Trump-Russia investigation first got underway when Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos drunkenly bragged about conspiring with Russia to an Australian diplomat. This news prompted Blumenthal to lay out what’s coming next, as the vast Trump-Russia conspiracy continues to spill over into public view.
Here’s how Senator Blumenthal characterized things today: “Trump denial of Russian collusion rotten at core and doomed to unravel. Expect more serious convictions and indictments early in 2018 as Special Counsel climbs ladder of criminal culpability – and more panicky, preemptive attacks from Republicans.”
Richard Blumenthal had far more to say today about the Trump-Russia investigation, including the role that his GOP counterparts have been playing in trying to sabotage the probe: “Americans will rightly see through these insidious attacks as political pandering and preemptive ambush. Republican slandering squanders all pretense of high ground and respect for rule of law. Republicans will reap what they sow – and rue their demagogic broadside backstabbing of FBI and American law enforcement.”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report