Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and his team of 20 investigators are squeezing Paul Manafort.
DC insiders predict indictments will come down on Manafort by Thanksgiving to maximize the impact on his family.
But while the liberal media is convinced this means Mueller is close to taking down Trump, people who know Manafort see it differently.
Those closest to Manafort think it reveals Mueller’s desperation.
The Washington Times reports:
They suggest that the trail to finding Russia-Trump collusion has become so cold that Mr. Mueller’s game of hardball led by Mr. Weissmann is a last-ditch effort to scare Mr. Manafort into becoming a prosecution witness.
Associates say Mr. Manafort is not a cooperating witness for one clear reason: He has nothing to reveal and has witnessed no illegal collusion. Mr. Manafort believes his personal consulting business of big bucks for advising foreign politicians, some unsavory, did not violate the law. He further believes his years of tax returns are clean.
A source familiar with the investigation told The Washington Times that nothing incriminating was found in the computer files and other documents that the FBI seized from the Alexandria condo.
The Manafort probe is headed by Mr. Weissmann, a hard-edged prosecutor who has spent most of his career in federal public service. He was general counsel at the FBI when Mr. Mueller was the bureau’s director. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in early 2015 named him head of the Justice Department’s criminal fraud division.
Mr. Weissmann attained fame in nailing Mafia chieftains in New York in the 1990s and then finding culprits in the infamous collapse of Texas energy giant Enron. A Justice Department press release announcing his pre-Mueller post ticked off the names of convicted Enron executives Jeffrey Skilling, Kenneth Lay and Andrew Fastow.
The FBI’s condo invasion and a threat of indictment against Mr. Manafort have the imprint of Mr. Weissmann’s forceful tradecraft to persuade prosecution targets to flip.
The Russia-Trump fake news narrative was created by Democrats and the liberal media to undermine Trump’s credibility and hamper his administration from the start.
With the investigation focusing solely on squeezing Manafort to “turn” him, it looks like the special counsel has nothing.
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