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Sources: Mueller Moving Towards Indicting Trump, His Son for Obstruction of Justice and Conspiracy

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Recent indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime associate Richard Gates are just stepping stones towards building solid cases against Donald Trump and his son, Trump Jr., according to sources familiar with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.



Sources close to Mueller’s investigation told The Liberal Advocate News Friday the special prosecutor may already have in his possession documents that prove Trump knew about Russia’s quest to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections and Trump campaign’s role in facilitating the hack of Democratic National Committee’s computers and Clinton’s email servers.

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Mueller indicted Manafort and Gates last week while former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty. He has been cooperating with Mueller’s team since July and is said to have provided thousands of pages of documents to the team.

“We know Papadopoulos did not just plead guilty. He has been cooperating with Mueller’s team including surrendering thousands of pages of documents and other data that the special counsel has been mining for months. At this point, they are close to putting together an iron-clad case against Trump and his son,” our source said.

“Sure Mueller wants Flynn and his son but the ultimate price is Trump. I’m sure that if it comes down to whether to send Flynn and his son to jail for decades or cut a deal and get Trump and Trump Jr., Mueller will opt for the later,” our source said.






Mueller revealed in the indictment of Papadopoulos that he has been a “proactive cooperator.”

“Defendant has indicated that he is willing to cooperate with the government in its ongoing investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,”  documents filed by Mueller said.

Sources say it is likely the former foreign policy adviser agreed to wear a wire and provide further information during his conversations with Trump administration and campaign officials.

This week media reports indicated the special counsel is moving aggressively to indict former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and his son, Michael G. Flynn for money laundering and lying to federal prosecutors.

He is also looking into whether Mr. Flynn attempted to help Turkish authorities kidnap a political rival of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who has been living in the United States for decades, in return for payment of millions of dollars.



Sources said the ultimate goal of the Mueller team is to exert enough pressure on those around Trump to force them to cooperate with the investigation and provide damaging information on Trump and his son, Trump Jr.

“Sure Mueller wants Flynn and his son but the ultimate price is Trump. I’m sure that if it comes down to whether to send Flynn and his son to jail for decades or cut a deal and get Trump and Trump Jr., Mueller will opt for the later,” our source said.

In June 2016, Trump Jr., took a meeting with a Russian lawyer at the Trump tower who had promised to give him dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner (Trump’s son-in-law) and Paul Manafort met with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin. The Russian had promised dirt that will help Trump beat Clinton during the last election.




In an email exchange before the meeting, British publicist Rob Goldstone told Trump Jr., that the Russian government had, and was willing to give him, “some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary.” He said the information “is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

A few minutes later, Trump Jr., replied, “If it’s what you say I love it.”

In February of this year, Trump asked then FBI director James Comey to drop FBI’s investigations into Michael Flynn’s activities. This occurred days after Trump fired Flynn as National Security Adviser for lying to Vice President Mike Pence about his relationship with then Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak.

Trump told Comey: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”






Testifying before a U.S. Senate committee earlier this year, Comey confirmed the request from Donald Trump and added: “I took it as a direction” that “this is what he wants me to do…. [I] replied only that ‘[Flynn] is a good guy.’”

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Comey later added that during an Oval Office meeting, Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner and others to step out of the room before asking him (Comey) to drop the open FBI criminal investigation of Flynn for “his statements in connection with the Russian contacts, and the contacts themselves.”

Trump also demanded loyalty from Comey and when he could not get the loyalty pledge he sought from Comey or get the former director to drop the case against Flynn, Trump fired Comey resulting in the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

 

 

Contributor, The Liberal Advocate News

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