According to Bill Palmer at the Palmer Report, this is the week we’ve all been waiting for. This is when Special Counsel Robert Mueller will begin to “rip Trump’s White House apart” in order to get to Trump. This will be an interesting week to watch Trump’s staff and Trump’s Twitter account and see the reactions as Mueller tears through there.
CNN confirms Robert Mueller is set to interview Trump’s top White House staffers as early as this week, which has to make Trump very nervous, to say the least. They’ve all seen a lot and heard a lot over the past several months, and given the numerous reports coming from sources inside that White House that say Trump doesn’t treat staffers very well, they just might start talking.
It’s important to note here that if these Trump staffers lie to protect Trump and/or themselves, it’s a crime. If they refuse to tell Muller’s team what they know, that’s obstruction of justice, which is also a crime. Palmer points out:
And that’s when the fun begins – just not for them.
Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort, a hardened individual whose entire professional life has been a series of serious alleged crimes, is still trying to decide whether he wants to flip on Trump or spitefully die in prison. But now Mueller is going after softer targets. Does anyone think that folks like Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus are willing to go to prison? So they’ll fess up in one way or another. But it’s not just that they’ll give Trump up. It’s how they’ll quickly come to view each other.
Earlier this month there was already scattered reporting that some of Trump’s White House senior advisers were showing up to work each day in fear that their co-workers might be wearing a wire for Robert Mueller. Once these interviews begin, they’ll trust each other even less. Paranoia will become the only rule. Mueller will have ripped Trump’s White House apart simply by “interviewing” these people. The chaos will be off the charts, and the collapse will be underway.
I’ve been one of the ones saying “hurry up, Mueller!” all along, but I’m starting to appreciate his slow, methodical process. And if that process yields the results I’m hoping, i.e.Trump’s administration coming to an end, then by all means, Mr. Mueller, take your time.