As special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation passes the one-year mark, Americans are looking for clues as to the end game.
Mueller has been tight lipped about his intentions, but many Americans believe Mueller plans to file a report recommending Congress impeach the President.
And what Mueller is preparing to do now will leave you speechless.
When Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three internet marketing companies for allegedly interfering in the election, his office never thought the case would see the inside of a courtroom.
The indictments were a public relations stunt to demonstrate forward progress on an investigation which has produced no indictments or evidence against Trump figures for colluding with Russians.
But one of the Russian companies – Concord Management, LLC – hired an attorney who pleaded not guilty and it guaranteed Mueller would actually have to present his evidence in a court of law.
This was the nightmare scenario for the special counsel.
As both sides are now gearing up for trial, Mueller made a surprising court filing.
The special counsel’s office added four U.S. Assistant Attorneys to the case.
This shocking move means Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian collusion is wrapping up.
Sources told the Washington Post that these prosecutors are not joining the team, but will take over the prosecution once Mueller wraps up:
People familiar with the staffing decision said the new prosecutors are not joining Mueller’s team, but rather are being added to the case so that they could someday take responsibility for it when the special counsel ceases operation. The case those prosecutors are joining could drag on for years because the indictment charges a number of Russians who will probably never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom. Russia does not extradite its citizens.
Critics also wondered if Mueller was passing off the case to outside counsel because the defense could convince the jury to acquit.
That verdict would take all the steam out of Mueller’s case.
If Mueller can’t prove any Russians “interfered” in the election, then what did the Trump team collude with Moscow about?
There are already serious questions about Mueller’s evidence of Russian interference.
Neither Mueller nor the intelligence community has actually produced any evidence that the Russians were behind the cyber attacks on the emails of the Democrat National Committee and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.
And unless Mueller has an ace up his sleeve, there are no indictments of Russians for the email hacks on the horizon.
There are also other signs that the Mueller investigation is falling apart.
Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report revealed systemic anti-Trump bias among the FBI agents who started, and worked on, the Russia investigation.
The fact that the investigation was started because political opponents of Trump wanted to bring him down, combined with Mueller looking to hand off his only prosecution involving Russians to outside counsel, leads many Americans to wonder why this investigation is still going on.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the Mueller probe.