We’ve known all along that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is putting pressure on those closest to Trump in an effort to get them to roll over and reveal anything and everything they know surrounding Trump and the Russia scandal.
Mueller has used these tactics before and has been successful, like with John Gotti and Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, so it’s not surprising he’s doing it again. Recent reports suggest he may have just gotten closer to closing the deal once and for all.
According to the Washington Post, back in 2013 Trump wrote a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin inviting him to the Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow. Trump even made edits to the letter by hand and now Mueller has obtained copy of it.
Trump’s letter to Putin, which was described by people with knowledge of its contents, shows how interested he was in attracting the personal attention of the Russian president. The real estate magnate, who owned the Miss Universe pageant, wrote the note at a time when he was looking to expand his brand to Russia.
The letter, the first known attempt at direct outreach by Trump to Putin, has been turned over to investigators probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign. It is unclear whether Trump’s missive was ever delivered to the Russian president — and if so, whether Putin responded.
If Putin or one of his operatives didn’t hand over this letter to Robert Mueller, then it had to be someone close to Trump…very close.
This letter sets the precedent for how desperate Trump was, but doesn’t necessarily break any laws. The fact that he has this letter says a lot. Someone that was close to Trump in 2013 has clearly been cooperating with Mueller. If they gave him this, then what else have they given him?
The fact that this letter took place in 2013 rules out most of the current players in the Trump-Russia scandal because they weren’t around then. This has to be someone he trusted back then and that says a lot. Only his longtime friends and closest family members would have that kind of access. If one of them has sold out to Mueller, Trump is in trouble and we can expect him to lash out even more than normal in the coming days.