The ever-widening net of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into coordination between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia is increasingly likely to be pulled up soon.
And when it does – writes former deputy special counsel Peter Zeidenberg in USA TODAY – it is likely to have caught members of the president’s immediate family and possibly even Trump himself.
‘Defenders of the president have – despite the obvious progress of the Mueller investigation — more than 30 indictments or guilty pleas – including Trump’s campaign chairman – personal lawyer – national security adviser – deputy campaign manager and foreign policy adviser — consistently argued that ‘no collusion’ has been proved’ writes Zeidenberg.
‘While it is true that the charges made public have not alleged conspiracy (there is no crime of ‘collusion’) it should be clear to all but the most obtuse by now that the endgame is drawing near.
Mueller is laying out the predicate for a wide-ranging conspiracy case that will likely ensnare the president’s family and quite likely Trump himself’.