Rep. Steve Cohen predicted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is going to indict Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. for their direct involvement in the Russia conspiracy.
Wolf Blitzer: All of a sudden the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani telling CNN that he doesn’t know if collusion with Russians is even a crime. What do you think of this new line?
Rep. Steven Cohen (D-TN): Well, I think they’re getting closer to knowing that the truth is going to come out, that there was activities with Trump campaign in Russia and releasing the takes and guiding them to the states and localities where they came from. Some of that was Jared Kushner’s activities. Some were Donald Jr. I think you’re going to see indictments of both of those people.
Blitzer: Actual indictments from Mueller specifically against who?
Cohen: Against Donald Jr. And against Jared Kushner.
Blitzer: You think both of them are going to be indicted by Mueller?
Cohen: I think that’s entirely possible and I think the president is going to go totally off his rocker, not that he’s on it now, and then issue pardons.
Blitzer: What kind of charges could be leveled?
Cohen: Well, I I this they were probably the people that were in connection with the Russians and in the conspiracy to affect the elections.
Blitzer: But do you have specific evidence that — it’s a very serious charge.
Cohen: It’s a serious charge, Wolf. The tablets will show whether I’m correct or not. I believe I am correct. If you see it if it walks like a duck if it swims like a duck and if it quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. You can see where it’s going.
Rep. Cohen likely isn’t very far off base with his prediction. Legal experts have long suggested that Kushner and Trump Jr. faced the most immediate legal jeopardy of those within the Trump family inner circle. It is well known that Mueller has been investigating both of their interactions with Russia in great detail. Frankly, it would be more surprising if neither were indicted.
The other shoe to drop in the Mueller investigation is that he has not named the Americans who were working with the Russians. That is the big bombshell that is coming, and when it does, it won’t be a surprise if it contains indictments for Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr.
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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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