Monday has served up a fantastic advancement in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation of the Trump campaign, after the long Thanksgiving weekend. This morning, President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn sent his lawyer to Mueller’s offices in Washington D.C. This may explain why Trump attacked the media this morning, as discussed below.
The meeting between Mueller’s team and Flynn’s lawyer this morning shows that Mike Flynn may indeed be working with Mueller on a plea deal that would work against Trump and/or other senior White House officials. The circumstantial evidence is adding up to a plea deal against the president, as just last week, Flynn’s attorney broke off contact with Trump’s legal defense team.
Trump’s lawyers have been great contrarian indicators so far with their public comments about this ongoing investigation, such as months ago when Trump’s lawyer Ty Cobb said Mueller’s investigation would have been over by now.
Jay Sekulow, another member of Trump’s legal team, said last week that Flynn’s lawyer breaking off contact was, “not entirely unexpected” and that, “No one should draw the conclusion that this means anything about Gen. Flynn cooperating against the president,” Since they have been giving us nothing but lies, the opposite is probably true.
Sources familiar with Mueller’s Flynn investigation have said he feels “increased pressure” because prosecutors are focusing attention on his son, Michael G. Flynn. It’s not hard to imagine what Flynn’s motivations are in crafting a plea bargain with Mueller. Flynn is a complete crook and will save himself and/or his son rather than Trump, if given the chance.
Keep in mind that whether or not Flynn is working on some kind of plea deal that involves President Trump, this Monday morning meeting confirms that Flynn is in some serious trouble. Whether or not Flynn ends up “flipping” on Trump, we are going to find out soon what exactly Mueller has in store for him.
Trump furthered his cause of discrediting the media this morning with a bizarre outburst on social media. “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive the FAKE NEWS TROPHY!” Trump posted. This outburst almost certainly is because he knew this meeting was coming.