Suddenly, Trump’s Efforts to Obstruct Justice Start to Make Sense

by GoodNewsRoundup

Russia/Trump Investigations are on Fire

Mueller Seeks Grand Jury Testimony from PR Execs Who Worked With Manafort

Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort, people directly familiar with the matter told NBC News.

This is the first public indication that Mueller’s investigation is beginning to compel witness testimony before the grand jury — a significant milestone in an inquiry that is examining the conduct of President Donald Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, among others.

It is also further indication that Manafort, Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, could be in serious legal jeopardy.

But that is not all! Check this out:

Special Counsel Examines Possible Role Flynn Played in Seeking Clinton Emails From Hackers

Special counsel Robert Mueller is examining what role, if any, former national security adviser Mike Flynn may have played in a private effort to obtain Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, according to people familiar with the matter.

The effort to seek out hackers who were believed to have stolen Mrs. Clinton’s emails, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was led by a longtime Republican activist, Peter W. Smith. In correspondence and conversations with his colleagues, Mr. Smith portrayed Mr. Flynn as an ally in those efforts and implied that other senior Trump campaign officials were coordinating with him, which they have denied. He also named Mr. Flynn’s consulting firm and his son in the correspondence and conversations.

Investigators working for Mr. Mueller have been conducting interviews and collecting information as they seek to determine whether Mr. Flynn was involved in Mr. Smith’s effort, and if his son, Michael G. Flynn, and the consulting firm Flynn Intel Group had a role, the people said. At the time Mr. Smith was trying to find the emails, Mr. Flynn was a senior adviser to the Trump campaign and had been on a short list of potential vice presidential candidates.

For *some* reason Trump seems obsessed with this investigation: 7 times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia

1) Trying to get Tillis to back off

2) Venting to Corker about sanctions bill

3) Complaining to McConnell about not getting protection

4) Asking Comey for loyalty

5) Suggesting Comey be lenient on Michael Flynn

6) Asking Comey to say Trump wasn’t under investigation

7) Asking Coats and Rogers to deny evidence of collusion

You know, just like any other innocent person who totally, completely is NOT trying to obstruct justice would do….  ;-)

In agreement: Watergate prosecutor: Trump acting like he is running out of time

Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said Thursday that President Trump is acting in regards to the Russia collusion investigation as if he knows “time is running out.”

“What we’re finding is, as time goes on, we keep learning new, additional facts. But we don’t know what Mueller’s staff knows. For all we know, we may just have the tip of the iceberg on this,” Akerman told MSNBC‘s Ari Melber.

“At the same time that we keep getting more evidence, we also learn that Donald Trump has consistently, from day one, tried to stop this Russia investigation,” Akerman said.

“All of this comes down to one simple fact,” said Akerman. “You have someone who is acting extremely guilty, someone who is acting in a way that he realizes that time is running out, and he’s taking all kinds of desperate moves to try and stop this investigation.”

We. Can’t. Wait.  tick tick tick….

 

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos