All of a sudden, several prominent Republican Congressmen have come out attacking Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Not every Republican feels the same way about Mueller, but clearly there is some type of coordinated effort going on, albeit a desperate one.
It was odd that numerous Republicans started slamming Mueller almost simultaneously, but then we found out that Mueller has been targeting the Republican National Committee for its role in the Trump-Russia scandal, so it all makes sense.
Specifically, Mueller has been investigating Cambridge Analytica, which is the voter data analysis firm of the Trump campaign that has been reported to have been the secret sauce to the scandal. They knew which swing states needed to have voters targeted on Facebook, despite never publicly demonstrating that they actually had the ability or know-how to pull it off.
This company could have been insanely talented and great at targeting, or it could have been working with the Russian hackers and their stolen data. Mueller is trying to get to the bottom of that as we speak. Mueller is now targeting the RNC for its connections to Cambridge Analytica, which essentially means Mueller is targeting the entire Republican party.
Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News is reporting that in the last few week, Mueller prosecutors “have begun questioning Republican National Committee staffers about the party digital operation that worked with the Trump campaign to target voters in key swing states. They are seeking to determine if the joint effort was related to the activities of Russian trolls and bots aimed at influencing the American electorate, according to two of the sources.
In what is potentially another ominous sign for the White House, the lawyer for Jared Kushner, the president’s son in law and senior adviser who was in charge of the campaign’s digital operation, recently began searching for a crisis public relations firm to handle press inquiries — a step frequently taken by people who believe they may be facing criminal charges. (Kushner has denied all wrongdoing, and his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, has said he is cooperating with the Mueller investigation.)”
This move by Mueller also helps explains the strange way Republicans in Congress are suddenly acting in an attempt to cause problems for Mueller. Devin Nunes, Trey Gowdy and other members of the Trump transition team could all be looking at felonies, so of course they are freaking out.