The actions taken by Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be considered an insurance policy for him and for the investigation. The plea deal by General Michale Flynn is a keystone piece of insurance. The way the indictment was written also laid the groundwork for State and Local prosecutors to take a stab at Trump staff. Here is how it all goes down.
As Written By Greg Farrell, Tom Schoenberg, and Neil Weinberg for Bloomberg:
The Dec. 1 plea deal struck with President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, marked a big step forward in Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. It may also have provided some protection for Mueller against being fired by the president—and helped ensure that his probe will continue, even if one day he’s not leading it.
Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying to federal agents about his communications with the Russian ambassador last December. Given the other potential crimes that Flynn may