Mueller’s Latest Court Filing May Prove Trump Has Been Subpoenaed By Grand Jury

As Washington, D.C. and the rest of the country were busily preparing for Thanksgiving, prosecutors working for Special Counsel Robert Mueller were busy filing an extensive, 3,000-word motion Tuesday in response to an appeal over a grand jury subpoena.

Politico reporter Darren Samuelsohn sent out this tweet Tuesday afternoon:

As you can see, this was a sealed motion, but some with legal expertise were kind enough to explain what is probably going on behind the scenes:

Who might be the subject of the hidden subpoena? Again, we don’t yet know, but for months now speculation has been that Mueller’s grand jury has subpoenaed President Trump for his testimony. If so, Trump’s attorneys are appealing and the case will likely wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

One attorney who already represents a senior White House staffer told Politico:

“This can get a step or two weirder than it already is.

“It could be anyone who’s been subpoenaed by the special counsel for anything.”

That’s certainly true, but why would a motion need to be kept secret if it didn’t involve someone essential to the case? Who else could be the subject of that subpoena? Here are a few names to keep in mind:

  • Roger Stone
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Eric Trump

No matter what name (or names) are on the subpoena in question, the fact that the filings are being kept under seal suggests that either the subject may be able to provide evidence against the president but is reluctant to do so, or that Trump himself is the person fighting to avoid a grand jury summons.

But one thing we can say with great certainty on the eve of Thanksgiving: Robert Mueller is going full speed ahead, and he’s our best hope when it comes to getting rid of the criminal currently residing in the White House.

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