Trump has been running around telling people that the Russia investigation will be over by the end of the year. However, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team plan to work for at least another year.
The Washington Post reported, “People with knowledge of the investigation said it could last at least another year — pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses such as former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as a possible trial of two former Trump campaign officials. The special counsel’s office has continued to request new documents related to the campaign, and members of Mueller’s team have told others they expect to be working through much of 2018, at a minimum.”
Trump’s lawyers have been telling that he would be cleared by Thanksgiving, and then they told him that he would be cleared by Christmas, now they are telling him that he will be cleared by the beginning of 2018. The reality that hasn’t dawned on Trump yet is that he is not likely to be cleared anytime soon if he is cleared at all.
Once Trump realizes that he is not going to be cleared and that his presidency is sinking under the weight of the Russia scandal, he is likely to first blow a gasket, and then try to fire the Special Counsel. This isn’t going to a good place. A president who is so unstable that his advisers have to hide information that will upset him, so if Trump ever gets a dose of Russia scandal reality, he is going to lose his mind.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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