Considering the rate at which Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been handing out indictments in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to keep track of them.
And from the looks of it, that will continue to be the the case, as we’ve most recently learned that seven new sealed indictments have surfaced in federal court in Washington D.C. within the past two weeks. CNBC’s Christina Wilkie points out:
Because of their sealed nature, it’s difficult to say with certainty who the targets are, or that the indictments are from Mueller for that matter, but logic through process of elimination suggests it’s all related.
Just think about it. Typically, indictments are only sealed in sensitive and complex cases with more than one defendant in which timing and secrecy are of the utmost importance. Due to what we’ve seen with sealed indictments in the D.C. court to date pertaining to the Trump-Russia scandal, these would have almost certainly come from Mueller.
Also, when you look closely, the numbers assigned to the seven indictments appear to be in two bunches of consecutive numbers. According to legal experts, this most likely means two people have been indicted: One of them on three charges, and the other on four.
And thanks to last week’s news via Sam Nunberg’s appearance before the Mueller grand jury, we know that at least ten Trump campaign associates have been placed under the microscope, so that should help narrow things down a bit.
Those ten people include Carter Page, Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump, Hope Hicks, Keith Schiller, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Roger Stone, and Steve Bannon. So with that, you can now take your pick.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see who the two lucky recipients of these newest indictments are.