Now that Donald Trump, his goons, and his Republican allies in Congress have all begun viciously attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller the media has begun pushing a (still baseless) narrative that Trump is about to try to fire Mueller. Because this narrative has become so pervasive, observers on both sides have conditioned themselves to believe that Mueller might back down in the hope of avoiding the wrath of Trump and the GOP. Instead he’s doing the precise opposite.
Today we received just the latest evidence that Mueller is ramping things up, and in fact going for the jugular. He’s targeting the Republican National Committee itself, along with Jared Kushner and those working for the Trump campaign’s voter data team, according to a Yahoo News report (link). This helps explain why some in the Republican Party have begun trying to smear him. It’s also just the latest sign this week of how aggressively Mueller is moving.
This weekend we received news that Mueller and the FBI have pulled Kushner’s foreign banking records. The sole purpose for this would be to try to connect him financially to Russia, which would establish motive for his series of secret and subsequently covered-up meetings with the Russians during the campaign and transition period. We’ve also learned that Mueller has every email sent and received by every member of the Trump transition team. This comes after we learned that Michael Flynn was keeping the transition team in the loop about his criminal antics with Russia.
If these pieces of the puzzle all prove to be legitimate, they’ll add up to proving that a whole lot of people in Donald Trump’s inner circle were in on the Trump-Russia conspiracy. All it’ll take is one of these people to cut a plea deal and provide evidence that Trump himself was in on it as well, and that’s the ballgame. Robert Mueller isn’t backing down. He’s going for the jugular.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report