As President Trump continues to seethe over the two indictments unsealed this week, former assistant director of the FBI for Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi says Special Counsel Robert Mueller is even closer to busting Trump than those indictments suggest
Appearing on All In With Chris Hayes Wednesday evening, Figliuzzi remarked:
“Well, there’s clearly a pathway that he’s got planned out, and we’re seeing it unfold right now. And one of the things that I think we’re all realizing is that the Mueller team is much farther along in this investigation and much closer to the Oval Office than many of us realized.”
Figliuzzi then made an important distinction between Trump associates and current White House staffers:
“What we’re learning, even today is that people that I call the formers — former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, former White House spokesman Sean Spicer, former interim National Security Advisor Keith Kellogg — are all voluntarily working with or being interviewed by the Mueller team.
“This is a sign that he’s penetrated into the White House. These are the people who were savvy, in meetings, privy to knowledge. For example, Reince Priebus was White House chief of staff when Trump decided to fire FBI Director James Comey. What does he know about that?”
But the fact that Mueller is about to interview current communications director Hope Hicks, Figliuzzi noted, could be very bad news for Trump:
“Let me tell you something, the appearance of Hope Hicks and the likelihood she’s about to be interviewed when she returns from a foreign trip with the president should worry President Trump perhaps more than anyone else,” Figliuzzi noted.
“Why? All of the people we just named are formers. They don’t have this lovefest with the president, they in fact have issues with the president. Hope Hicks has been with Trump and the Trump Organization since 2014. She’s a 29-year-old young lady, she’s about to undergo the most stressful part of her life, being interviewed by the special counsel team. She sits in the most sensitive meetings, the most critical media interviews the president has.”
In the weeks ahead, as the pressure mounts on Trump, don’t be surprised if he suddenly resigns. He’s starting to realize that should he stay, the ending will be ugly and could wind up with him in prison.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org