On the heels of the Paul Manafort raid by the FBI, subpoenas being issued, and a special grand jury being called, things are looking pretty grim for Donald Trump. Now, we are hearing reports that Robert Mueller has Trump’s tax returns, which is one of Trump’s great fears.
Matthew Miller from MSNBC said, “Every sign we’ve seen to date shows Mueller moving very aggressively. Think it’s safe to assume he’s already gotten Trump’s tax returns”. Mueller’s strategy is becoming more clear and we have to say we strongly approve.
Palmer Report points out:
News of the Trump-Russia grand jury didn’t leak out until after the first round of subpoenas had gone out, which was weeks after the grand jury had first been impaneled. The FBI raid on Paul Manafort’s home, which was overseen by Mueller, involved the agents getting as far as Manafort’s bedroom door before waking him up. And so Mueller is quietly taking aggressive action, while also using the element of surprise to catch everyone involved in the Trump-Russia scandal off guard.
This means that these leaks to the media about Robert Mueller’s actions are going to be days or weeks behind what’s playing out under the surface. So based on his aggression, it is in fact safe to assume that Mueller long ago pulled Trump’s tax returns. And based on Mueller’s discretion, it’s equally safe to assume that official confirmation of it won’t leak to the media until after it’s too late for Trump to do anything about it.
It’s safe to say that Mueller already is two or three steps ahead of what we actually know. There’s very little chance at this point that he doesn’t have Trump’s tax returns. We probably won’t have confirmation of that though until after he’s found the smoking gun and people are moving towards the White House exit, possibly in handcuffs.