For two years Robert Mueller has been on a single mission.
He wants to destroy President Trump at any cost.
And this breaking news in his investigation may have just given him the smoking gun he’s been looking for.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort may be in serious legal trouble.
According to unredacted copies of documents, Manafort may have colluded with the Russians in 2016 to help elect Trump and defeat Hillary Clinton.
The AP reports, “Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data during the 2016 presidential campaign with a business associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence, and prosecutors say he lied to them about it, according to a court filing.”
The revelations about Manafort came after sections of Manafort’s defense documents had been improperly unredacted before being released to the public.
For years, opponents to President Trump have tried to claim that his campaign colluded with the Russians to win in 2016.
While the documents do not directly implicate the President, the news will almost surely ignite a media firestorm.
Every left-leaning activist and news reporter will see this as nothing less than a vindication of the Mueller probe.
However, it’s uncertain how the allegations against Manafort can be used to directly take down the President.
There is still no evidence that Trump himself broke any laws or colluded with the Russians to defeat Clinton.
Furthermore, the AP states that, “The defense lawyers [for Manafort] say Mueller’s team has indicated they will not pursue additional charges against Manafort.”
Even so, it is difficult to imagine the revelation, which was supposed to remain out of the public eye, not driving further calls for President Trump’s impeachment by the Democratic House of Representatives.
With articles of impeachment having already been filed, Democrats are likely to use the Manafort news against the President, with or without any direct connection.
Both Mueller’s team, as well as Manafort’s lawyers, have declined to comment on the matter thus far.
With Trump’s former campaign chairman still mired in multiple other legal battles stemming from the 2016 election, this news could simply be another story that has little impact on the President’s term in office.
Or it could be the straw that broke the camel’s back.
Manafort’s alleged connections to Moscow could provide the final key to Mueller’s investigation before he releases his findings.
The AP reports, “The accusation could be important evidence in Mueller’s ongoing probe into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.”
Mueller is expected to finish his investigation later this year, with a potential date for the Special Counsel to release his findings being as early as next month.
The Special Counsel has yet to indicate whether he will attempt to go after President Trump directly, or simply continue to target the President’s 2016 campaign and its staff members, as well as Trump’s former White House advisors.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.