Harry Litman is a former deputy attorney general for the Department of Justice and frequent guest on MSNBC, where he regularly shares his thoughts on the Russia probe being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Tuesday morning, Litman tweeted out this:
OK sports fans, commentators predict Robert Mueller's next steps at their peril, but there is good reason to expect one or more blockbuster developments in the next few weeks.https://t.co/yEZ4ekHYbj
— Harry Litman (@harrylitman) November 20, 2018
You’ll notice Litman included a link to an article he wrote for the Los Angeles Times, and that article has all sorts of fascinating nuggets that suggest Mueller is about to make some major news.
In his op-ed, Litman notes that while Mueller has so far only indicted Russians, his next moves will be against Americans:
“There are concrete indications that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is now about the business of laying down the last big pieces of the puzzle of Russian intervention in the 2016 election. The actual charges are likely to be one of three criminal conspiracies: violating federal election laws, violating computer laws, or soliciting or receiving something of value from a foreign government. Charges, in other words, that not even the most ardent Trump die-hard could trivialize.”
While that’s intriguing, Litman goes on to suggest that President Trump himself will be named as an unindicted co-conspirator, just like Richard Nixon was in Watergate.
Litman also cites a recent court filing from Mueller’s team of prosecutors regarding former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who is now fully investigating with the Mueller probe:
“Mueller requested a 10-day delay in submitting a status report on the ground that the later report would ‘be of greater assistance’ to the court’s work determining what sentence Manafort deserves. Mueller’s request strongly suggests that we’ll soon see important additional information bearing on the value of Manafort’s cooperation, up to and including a potential role as a key witness in a soon-to-be-unveiled criminal case.”
Translation: Manafort is about to name the “bigger fish” who also participated in the Russia conspiracy. Who might those people be? If they were higher up than Manafort, that could only mean Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Jared Kushner, and Ivanka Trump.
The Russia investigation is about to enter a critical phase that spells serious trouble for Trump and his family. If they did indeed conspire with Russia, then they deserve exactly what they get.