For nearly a month since the Manafort and Gates indictment was released, speculation has run rampant about who would be next. Sources reportedly close to the administration have claimed the tension inside the already chaotic White House has become unbearable.
The shock and awe of Manfort and Gates indictment was dwarfed by releasing the plea deal of former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s message couldn’t have been more clear: cooperating is in one’s best interests.
Michael Flynn has been under intense scrutiny the past couple of weeks. Flynn is particularly vulnerable because not only did he briefly serve as Trump’s national security adviser —- his son was on Trump’s presidential transition team, This week, the New York Times reported Michael Flynn’s lawyers have stopped sharing information with Trump’s team as pertains to Mueller’s investigation.
If you’re dead to rights, flipping on others and cooperating with the prosecution is the only sane and rational move. Also, prosecutors accept cooperation only if you can provide “substantial assistance.” Higher up in the food chain. Stay tuned… https://t.co/ZtAxKGx8Wi
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) November 24, 2017
Preet Bharara, a US attorney fired by Trump said Sunday that most likely Flynn is already discussions with Robert Mueller about cooperating with his investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election.
Mr. Bharara told CNN’s State of the Union, “My view is based on how things used to operate in my office and based on how the world works — that there’s a substantial likelihood that they’re at least in discussions with regard to cooperating.”
Michael Flynn knows things. Robert Mueller wants to know those things, and he has the almost singular ability to compel Flynn to cooperate.