Barrel-Time is coming: indictments may drop soon as House documents get transferred to Mueller

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House Russia probe begins on Wednesday morning, so things are beginning to move.

The House Intelligence Committee will vote on Wednesday to send its transcripts to Mueller’s team. Look for indictments, especially if there’s a Grand Jury meeting on Thursday.

There’s no shortage of speculation as to who the next target of Mueller’s special counsel probe it will be that gets indicted, especially given the number of people who seemingly know that their time is coming — Don Junior has been expecting his own arrest since late last year, and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi, who was instrumental in passing back and forth information between Roger Stone and WikiLeaks, knows that he’ll be on the block soon as well.


And while we’re sitting here smiling and puzzling over just who the poor saps are in Mueller’s sights now, we might as well take a moment to reflect on another major occurrence in the same (past) few days since those indictments were filed: Don Junior’s testimony transcripts from his time before Congress — you know, the ones in which literally everyone knows he committed perjury — were just officially handed over to Robert Mueller’s office by the House of Representatives, just before these filings.…

Somebody perjured themselves, and the barrel is looming

It wasn’t immediately clear how many transcripts, and which specific witnesses, will be covered under Wednesday’s vote. There are 64 transcripts of testimony, according to a document released by Democrats in March, including 14 marked classified.

Other members of Trump’s inner circle who appeared before the committee include:

  • Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law
  • Brad Parscale, digital media director of the 2016 campaign
  • Keith Schiller, Trump’s former bodyguard
  • Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater
  • Hope Hicks, former White House communications director
  • Felix Sater, a former Trump real estate associate
  • Steve Bannon, Trump’s former White House chief strategist
  • Alexander Nix, former CEO of the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica

A total of 73 witnesses appeared before the committee, according to a report released this year by its former Republican leadership.

House intel committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif) has said for weeks that turning over transcripts to the special counsel’s office would be one of his first moves after Democrats took control of the committee following November’s midterm election.

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