The indictment of Donald Trump’s close friend and adviser, Roger Stone, tells us that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is indeed moving up the organizational chart of the 2016 Trump campaign, and it also suggests that Mueller is close to unsealing the indictment that directly implicates the president in conspiring with Russia to steal the last presidential election.
But rather than speculate who might be indicted next, journalist Lucian Truscott of Salon decided he’d take a deeper dive into what exactly we can expect from whatever indictment does come down the pike.
Truscott notes that the key crime being investigated is indeed conspiracy, which Trump likes to refer to as “collusion,” and then he explains how the conspiracy between Russia, WikiLeaks, and the Trump campaign worked:
“The Russians, from Moscow, electronically steal the Democrat’s emails by copying them. They transmit the address where the emails are hidden to WikiLeaks in London. WikiLeaks takes the address of the stolen emails and transmits it to American media outlets. The Trump campaign uses the stolen emails to rob the United States of America of a free and fair election.”
Therefore, Truscott continues, Mueller’s next indictment is the one that Trump fears most, the one that ties all the threads together and lays bare the true depth of the president’s high crimes and misdemeanors:
“The next arrest and indictment you’re going to see from Mueller will be his biggest yet. One morning in the not too distant future, he’s going to sweep up everyone remaining who was associated with using the Democratic Party emails stolen by the Russians. Julian Assange will be indicted. So will Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner. Roger Stone will probably face a superseding indictment along with the others for defrauding the United States by conspiring with WikiLeaks and the Russian intelligence service, the GRU, to steal Democratic Party campaign documents and use them to interfere with the American presidential election of 2016.
“He will probably not indict the president, but he will name him as an unindicted co-conspirator, just as Richard Nixon was in Watergate.”
Co-conspirator to stealing an election with the help of a hostile foreign power. If that’s not an impeachable offense, then nothing is.
Truscott ends his essay with how Mueller will succeed in utterly destroying Donald Trump;
“In the closing months of the campaign, Trump would stand on the stage at rally after rally and open his arms wide and yell out, “I love WikiLeaks!” Mueller is going to show the world that loving WikiLeaks was the equivalent of loving the Russian intelligence agents who stole the Democrats’ emails. That was a federal crime, and when this is all over, Donald Trump is going to wish he had loved WikiLeaks less and the rule of law more, because his love of WikiLeaks is very likely what will take him down.”
The clock is ticking, and Donald Trump’s fate is sealed.