Popular vote loser Donald Trump is pretty much screwed. On Wednesday and Thursday of this week reports came to light that suggest Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump/Trump Jr./Russia/Collusion/Etc. just took it to the next level with the paneling of a Grand Jury.
In addition to the news of the Grand Jury, FBI Director Andrew McCabe told several high ranking officials in the bureau that they should be prepared to be witnesses for the prosecution against Trump.
Vox has the exclusive report:
McCabe has told colleagues that he too is a potential witness in the probe of whether Trump broke the law by trying to thwart the FBI’s Russia investigation and the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Two senior federal law enforcement officials have told me that the new revelations illustrate why they believe the potential case against Trump is stronger than outsiders have thought.
“What you are going to have is the potential for a powerful obstruction case,” a senior law enforcement official said. “You are going to have the [former] FBI director testify, and then the acting director, the chief of staff to the FBI director, the FBI’s general counsel, and then others, one right after another. This has never been the word of Trump against what [James Comey] has had to say. This is more like the Federal Bureau of Investigation versus Donald Trump.”[…]
Including Comey, as many as 10, and possibly more, of the nation’s most senior law enforcement officials are likely to be questioned as part of the investigation into whether Trump committed obstruction of justice, according to two government investigators with firsthand knowledge of the matter. Comey’s notes on his conversations could also be used as evidence, according to many reports.
Even Trump allies are likely to be harmful to Trump in the testimony phase of this investigation. Jeff Sessions, for instance, before Trump turned on him, basically corroborated former FBI Director James Comey’s statements about meetings with Trump. Expect a lot more of that as Mueller proceeds.