Robert Mueller has finally closed in on his man. His deal with Michael Flynn has given him the evidence he needs to make a full force attack on Jared Kushner, which will ultimately bring down Trump himself. The only remaining question is, when can we expect that indictment against Kushner?
Mueller could have indicted Kushner ages ago for his false statements on his security clearance forms, but you can’t guarantee a jury would find him guilty on that alone. The indictment part is easy, it’s going to happen when Mueller wants it to, but the conviction requires strong evidence.
Mueller has been waiting until he had such evidence to make a move. Now that he has Flynn, it’s time to make his move on Kushner.
There could already be a grand jury against Kushner and the indictment could be imminent. It’s also possible he could just arrest him. Mueller arrested Papadopoulos without an indictment so its possible he would do it again.
Bill Palmer notes, “But keep in mind that while there might be something satisfying about seeing Jared Kushner hauled out of his home in handcuffs, that is not Robert Mueller’s goal. He wants to pressure Kushner into cutting a deal. We just saw Flynn cut a deal without being arrested first (he technically surrendered himself into custody as part of the deal), because he knew it was coming, and he didn’t want to face trial. Will Kushner cut a deal before Mueller decides to indict him? That’s anyone’s guess. But with Flynn in hand, we all know that the Kushner indictment (or filing of criminal charges) is coming very soon.”
Given the reports that have surfaced about how Trump treats Kushner, it won’t be too difficult for Kushner to flip on his father-in-law.
After all, according to two sources, “Trump has complained to advisers about his legal team for letting the Mueller probe progress this far. Speaking to Steve Bannon on Tuesday, Trump blamed Jared Kushner for his role in decisions, specifically the firings of Mike Flynn and James Comey, that led to Mueller’s appointment, according to a source briefed on the call. When Roger Stone recently told Trump that Kushner was giving him bad political advice, Trump agreed, according to someone familiar with the conversation. “Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history,” Nunberg said. “I’m only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress.” ”
So, Kushner won’t any problem flipping.