Sunday, October 29, 2017

First arrests imminent in Mueller investigation

Start holding your breath. Sometime tomorrow (Monday) we should learn who is/are the first indictee/indictees in the Mueller investigation. I offer you a choice of which of two New Yorker articles to read about that. And it’s not a mutually exclusive choice.

John Cassidy informs us that Robert Mueller Sends a Message: He’s Deadly Serious. News of an imminent arrest has moved the Mueller investigation firmly into the media spotlight, where it is likely to stay.

On Friday night, CNN reported that a grand jury in Washington, D.C., has approved the first charges arising from the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign and the Russian government. Citing “sources briefed on the matter,” the network said that a judge had ordered the charges kept under seal, but that at least one arrest could take place as early as Monday.

CNN’s reporting was confirmed by the Wall Street Journal, Cassidy says, and yesterday evening NBC also confirmed.

… What isn’t speculation is the fact that, five months into his investigation, Mueller has brought a first set of criminal charges. By the standards of recent special prosecutors, that is fast work, and it confirms Mueller’s reputation as someone who doesn’t like to dally. Now that he has started arresting people, there is no reason to suppose he will stop. And that is precisely the message he wants to send.

In The Borowitz Report, (New Yorker satirist) Andy Borowitz reports that an Excited Crowd Outside Mueller’s Office Awaits First Arrest. If you fly to DC today, you too can join the crowd estimated by one of Andy’s sources at a million. While a peaceful assembly was expected, there were some differences of opinion.

… isolated arguments have erupted over which member of Trump’s circle the attendees would like Mueller to arrest first.

A faction shouting “Don, Jr.” started pushing and shoving another group chanting “Jared” before police intervened.

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