White House Staffers Turn On Each Other, Cooperate With Mueller

Four people have already been arrested and charged in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the 2016 election, and multiple reports suggest those three – Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn – are just the opening round of more indictments and arrests to come.

new report from CBS News suggests that White House staffers are frantic and under tremendous pressure as the investigation moves ever closer to the White House:

“After two top former Trump campaign officials were indicted and another adviser to the campaign had already pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, the pressure on others under scrutiny appears to be growing.  One source whose actions during the 2016 election are being examined by the special counsel’s office and who is reluctant to talk publicly tells CBS News, ‘It’s every man for himself.’”

CBS News also notes that nearly every member of the administration is prepared to flip on others so they can curry favor with Mueller’s team of investigators:

“That remark suggests that some of the former campaign officials and associates in legal jeopardy may be rushing to offer their cooperation in an effort to get a better deal from prosecutors. The source maintains that he is innocent and is frustrated that he has so far failed to clear his name in the ongoing probe. Over the last few months, the source seems to have evolved in his thinking about Russian involvement in the presidential election.”

Who might be next on the indictment hit parade? A White House source told CBS News:

“I think everyone in the entire circle is potentially a target.”

That same source offered seven names as likely to be indicted in the weeks ahead:

  • Felix Sater, a former Trump business associate with ties to the Russian mafia
  • Former foreign policy adviser Carter Page
  • Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign official
  • Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen
  • Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and a top adviser to the president.

When might those next indictments drop? No one knows for sure, but some have suggested it will happen before Christmas. Time will tell.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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