The White House is on Indictment Watch, wondering just how soon Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be charging even more people in the Russia investigation.
For those of you keeping score at home, so far Mueller and his team of prosecutors have indicted or gotten guilty pleas from 32 people and three companies. So clearly, there’s plenty of evidence and lots of co-conspirators when it comes to the matter of Russia and the 2016 election.
But the indictments we’ve seen to this point haven’t featured any of the really big names — Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Roger Stone — that are often mentioned when the case comes up in conversation.
John Schindler is a professor of strategy at the Naval War College and a former National Security Agency intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer, and he recently penned a piece for The Observer in which he too says the indictments yet to be handed down are going to be absolutely explosive:
“Indictments of Stone, a friend of the president since the 1970s, or worse Trump’s son and namesake, seem certain to push the White House into greater paroxysms of rage. What might happen then is anybody’s guess. Trump’s desperation to shut down the Mueller inquiry before it cuts very close to home is therefore understandable.”
While he no longer works for the NSA, Schindler does have sources inside the U.S. intelligence community who are willing to speak to him on background. And one of those sources told him that Mueller is about to drop the hammer not on one or two people, but “dozens” of individuals:
“An Intelligence Community official who assisted the Special Counsel’s investigation told me this week that Team Mueller is holding ‘dozens of sealed indictments’ of people associated with the president, his 2015-16 campaign, and his administration. ‘Nobody who’s close to the Russians is getting out of this,’ said the IC official.”
In other words, there’s about to be a lot more crying and concern at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as Robert Mueller tightens the net around all of the suspected traitors.