Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been focusing on a few big names throughout the Trump-Russia scandal. Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn have all dominated the news for the last several weeks.
However, there are other big player that are involved as well, which have been revealed via Grand Jury subpoenas.
Over the weekend, it’s been reported that Mueller actually has a sort of a “Top-10 List” of names that he is pursuing as leads in the investigation.
Axios has reviewed a Grand Jury subpoena that Robert Mueller’s team sent to a witness last month.
What Mueller is asking for: Mueller is subpoenaing all communications — meaning emails, texts, handwritten notes, etc. — that this witness sent and received regarding the following people:
- Carter Page
- Corey Lewandowski
- Donald J. Trump
- Hope Hicks
- Keith Schiller
- Michael Cohen
- Paul Manafort
- Rick Gates
- Roger Stone
- Steve Bannon
The Axios report points out the newly obtained subpoena was sent out “last month”, which could anything from a few days ago to weeks ago.
Why is the timing important? Bill Palmer points out, “This may have been sent before or after Steve Bannon spilled his guts to Robert Mueller, but it does tell us that Mueller was actively pursuing Bannon-related evidence at some recent point. Keith Schiller was with Donald Trump on his fateful “Pee Pee Tape” trip to Russia. Hope Hicks just resigned.”
These people are going to regret the day they decided to get involved with Donald J. Trump for President, but anyone involved and prosecuted deserves what justice comes their way.
Bill Palmer goes on to point out, “Robert Mueller is currently carrying out grand juries in the Eastern District of Virginia and the Washington DC District. So if you’re wondering why Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Felix Sater, and a few other key names aren’t on the list, it’s entirely possible that it’s simply because this particular subpoena was issued in one district and not the other. But since Mueller is clearly dragging just about every big name into the scandal, it’s possible the others are simply being targeted in the other district. Also, who leaked this? The recipient? Or did Mueller himself leak it to make these people all panic?”