Not long before President Trump left for his trip to Asia, one of his senior advisers, Stephen Miller, was interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. As a result, a new report suggests that Miller may be on his way out of the White House.
The reason Miller is suddenly being asked to tender his resignation? Simple: Turns out he was the “senior policy adviser” who had numerous communications with former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who lied to the FBI about his attempts to arrange meetings between senior Trump campaign officials and members of the Russian government.
The New York Times reported on Friday that Papadopoulos was in “regular contact” with Miller as he tried to set up meetings for campaign operatives and Russian officials, including a suggestion that he might be able to get Trump a meeting with Vladimir Putin to discuss U.S.-Russian relations if Trump was elected president. If this is true, Miller is too deeply involved to be allowed to remain in the West Wing.
Scott Dworkin, co-founder of the Democratic Coalition and a frequent guest on MSNBC, sent out a tantalizing tweet Friday which set off plenty of chatter in Washington power circles:
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 11, 2017
Now that Trump knows Miller has met with Mueller and is also connected to Papadopoulos, it seems unlikely that the president will be able to allow Miller to remain in the administration, if only because he could now be working on Mueller’s behalf in order to save himself from decades in prison.
It seems that each day brings us new and ever more disturbing revelations about members of the Trump team who were intimately involved in arranging meetings with Russian officials. That alone is proof of collusion, which is merely another word for conspiracy. And if Trump was also involved in that conspiracy, his remaining time in office could be very limited.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org