Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion has come up empty.
But his fortunes may be about to change.
Mueller finally found a witness who could provide him the evidence that will get Donald Trump impeached.
Former Paul Manafort Deputy Rick Gates pleaded guilty to a wide array of charges and immediately began cooperating with the special counsel.
Some observers believe he is the biggest threat to Trump since, unlike Manafort, Gates stuck with the Trump team through the inauguration.
Manafort was only with the campaign for a brief period of about five months.
Lawyers and pundits immediately began speculating what Gates might tell Mueller.
Rumors swirled that Gates knew a lot and that was the reason he was able to cop to a sweetheart plea deal.
“A defense attorney working on the Russia case said the reality is different. Trump aides and associates are concerned that Gates’ cooperation will greatly increase Manafort’s legal jeopardy — adding pressure on the 68-year-old Manafort to flip against Trump and other senior campaign aides, such as Kushner. A federal judge recently said Manafort faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison.
Trump aides and associates understand that Mueller is sure to ask Gates not just about Manafort but also about his interactions with Trump, his family members and his 2016 campaign team.
“They’ve been very concerned about it,” said the defense attorney. “It’s something they’re worried about…
… Gates would have been privy to a wide range of Manafort’s activities, potentially including the now-famous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting Manafort attended — along with Kushner and Trump Jr. — with a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Gates and Manafort also emailed in May 2016 about Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous’ efforts to arrange a meeting between Trump and Russian officials. While the emails appear to show Manafort and Gates dismissing that idea, many other questions remain about Papadopoulos — including whether he informed any campaign officials about the fact that he had been told about hacked Democratic emails in Russia’s possession.”
But is this just more wish casting by the liberal media?
Or does Gates really know something?
There is no doubt Mueller and the media share a desire to bring down Donald Trump.
And Gates could be their last chance to nail the President on the collusion charge.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.