CNN states that adding a lawyer with expertise in white-collar pleas is a sign that Robert Mueller is doing a deal with Rick Gates, Paul Manafort’s business partner and Trump campaign cohort.
As deputy campaign manager, Gates could corroborate much of what Manafort was doing in #TrumpRussia as well as the mutual aid between the RNC and those darn Russians.
Divergent interests between long-term business partners, Gates and Manafort, could leverage some deal for Manafort eventually, but considering all the entanglements, he would have to betray Major Mango.
It would be the more amusing irony if Gates, as a member of the Transition Committee, knows how the hush money got allocated to Stormy Daniels out of Inaugural or Campaign funds.
It also helps explain a more unhinged Lord Dampnut tweet this evening at around the same time…
Where are the 50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok? Blaming Samsung!
Ã¢ÂÂ Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2018
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— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 24, 2018
Ã¢ÂÂ Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 24, 2018