Key Take- Away: The Superceding Indictments indicates that Mueller and Team have additional charges they have prepared to file against Gates. I’d suspect Tax Evasion and a few others, at a minimum. The Bank records, specifically those from Cyprus, will probably come into play as well. They have have Gates’ wife dead to rights on transferring at least $1 Million to a brokerage account there. I suspect Gates is flipping to protect her.
This is VERY bad news for The IDIOT, Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort. Gates gives them RICO/Money Laundering on all three, which is Act III. And he helps give cover to Mike Flynn regarding Conspiracy, which is Act II. The patterns of what Mueller and Team is doing is clear, if you know what to look for. It’s also pretty damn methodical and impressive.
Key Take-Away: I have said for over a year that the State of New York RICO/Money Laundering Charges are the ones that will ultimately strip The IDIOT of all his possessions and bring him down. I stand by statement.
Key Take-Away from Cillizza: Let me remind you in case you have forgotten: This is the President of the United States we are talking about. The President of ALL 300 million people — not just the ones who voted for Trump and who might respond well to his “shithole” comments. The President of a country literally built on the idea of a melting pot of immigrants. The discussion of whether this will resonate with Trump’s base then is deeply cynical and totally misses the point. There need to be things that are right and things that are wrong, things that we can all agree we should do or not do. Whether or not these things have some political resonance with some group of people is immaterial. We are talking about the President of the United States here! Not some fringe talk radio host? Not some blogger. The single most powerful person in the country. The symbol of the United States to the rest of the world. Whether or not you voted for Trump, whether or not you still support him, whether or not you think this “shithole” comment will land well with his base, you need to acknowledge that voicing views like these is simply wrong. It is, quite literally, anti-American. Period. Full Stop.