This was the week that Donald Trump’s Republican Congressional puppets tried their damnedest to get Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to admit that the investigation being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gone on long enough and needs to be ended immediately. Or, in the hypocritical words of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Grand Inquisitor of the endless Benghazi hearings:
“If you have evidence of wrongdoing by any member of the Trump campaign present it to the damn grand jury. If you have evidence that this President acted inappropriately, present it to the American people. Whatever you got, finish it the hell up, because this country is being torn apart.”
A day after the contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing where Gowdy and others in the GOP repeatedly attacked Rosenstein, Robert Mueller sent a message of his own to the White House and Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders. The message? I’m about to bring the world down on Donald Trump’s head.
On Friday, Mueller informed a federal judge that he wants to delay the sentencing of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for 60 days. It’s the third time Mueller has requested a delay in Flynn’s sentencing on the charge of lying to federal investigators, but the deeper meaning behind this latest postponement cannot possibly be overstated.
Here’s what this latest delay in Flynn’s sentencing means, according to MSNBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian, who has been covering the Trump-Russia story from the beginning:
“Mike Flynn is cooperating with Robert Mueller’s investigation, [which] suggests that he still has a lot more to give them. You can contrast that with George Papadopoulos, another Trump campaign aide who pleaded guilty and was nominally cooperating, his sentencing has been scheduled for September. So they are sort of done with him it appears at this point. But Flynn may have a lot more to say.”
If Trump wasn’t already terrified of Mueller (he is), he should be now. Flynn knows the Russia story from beginning to end and was given a plum administration job despite the fact that he’d been working as a foreign agent for both Russia and Turkey, taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from both countries.
So while Trump’s Congressional allies may have seemed more enraged and unhinged than usual this week, they have good reason to be: Robert Mueller is about to take down their orange savior.