With Republican Congressman Devin Nunes memo now revealed, Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s Russia scandal is all however set to take an attention-grabbing flip.
Logically, most would most likely assume the primary flip can be towards the pursuit of obstruction of justice expenses in opposition to Nunes. However, that is probably not the case, as there’s one other Republican Congressman who would almost certainly obtain Mueller’s consideration first.
Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who has lengthy checklist of ties to Russia, is virtually assured to floor within the investigation. A couple of months in the past, Rohrabacher allegedly met with Julian Assange in an try to dealer a deal that will have been favorable to Russian pursuits. Additionally, in response to his fellow Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy, Rohrabacher has additionally been accused of being on Vladimir Putin’s payroll.
And as if that weren’t sufficient, NBC News reported months in the past that Robert Mueller is investigating Rohrabacher for his ties to Michael Flynn throughout the election:
“Mueller is reviewing emails despatched from Flynn Intel Group to Rohrabacher’s congressional employees thanking them for the assembly, in response to one of many sources, as a part of his probe into Russian interference within the 2016 presidential election and doable collusion between the Trump marketing campaign and Russia.
Rohrabacher, a California Republican, has pushed for higher relations with Russia, traveled to Moscow to satisfy with officers and advocated to overturn the Magnitsky Act, the 2012 invoice that froze belongings of Russian investigators and prosecutors. The sources couldn’t verify whether or not Rohrabacher and Flynn mentioned U.S. coverage in the direction of Russia within the alleged assembly.”
Needless to say, based mostly on this NBC report, Robert Mueller has no drawback increasing his investigation to anybody who seems to be soiled within the Trump-Russia scandal. He might get to Nunes ultimately, however he is probably not the primary Republican congressman in line.
But past Rohrabacher and Nunes, who’s subsequent?
Mitch McConnell, who took hundreds of thousands of from a Kremlin oligarch in 2016 right into a PAC in a yr that he wasn’t even operating for something?
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who panicked when he heard Kevin McCarthy accusing Dana Rohrabacher of being paid by Putin: “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump”, McCarthy stated, by which Paul Ryan instantly swore the room to secrecy.
Or maybe another person? I suppose solely time will inform.