Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), the Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has put the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia into stunning perspective.
Up until now, it’s been clear that there was wrongdoing on the parts of some members of the Trump Team, but unclear how deep and how wide the corruption spread. The indictment of former campaign manager Paul Manafort and several others, along with the plea deal struck by disgraced National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, served as vindication for special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. Now, it appears that the investigation is even worse than the most hopeful of us imagined.
Warner called his Committee’s Russia investigation “the most important thing I will ever work on,” reports Axios. He went on to explain that as important as his work is, Robert Mueller’s is even more crucial and likely to produce actionable information.
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“I feel that more strongly today than even a year ago. And we don’t even have near the tools that Robert Mueller has in his investigation,” said Warner.
It’s a stunning admission of particular interest in no small part because Mueller has been running such a tight ship. The high-profile investigation has had surprisingly few leaks, which has perhaps played a role in the president’s false sense of security.
Reportedly, Trump expects the probe to wrap up soon and even thinks Mueller is going to pen him an exculpatory letter that he can show to the world in order to banish the cloud of suspicion reigning over his presidency. Warner has now made it clear that it’s nothing more than a foolish wish. Not only are things not going to go away, they’re about to get much worse.
Warner went on to add that his Committee plans to exert special pressure on Facebook in order to discover the extent of Russian propaganda efforts launched through the social media network during the 2016 election.
In the same vein, the Committee will ask Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. to testify again, specifically about targeting voters through Facebook. This time, Warner would prefer the testimonies are public rather than closed-door.
Only time will tell how the efforts play out, but Warner’s predictions are dire for President Trump. Hopefully, his expectations play out, and Robert Mueller saves this country from the worst president we’ve ever had.