It looks like we finally have some answers in the ongoing mystery case in front of the DC Court of Appeals, which appeared to involve a dispute between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and someone in the Trump-Russia scandal. Just now, according to CNN, the court ruled that the company involved in the case must comply with a grand jury subpoena. Wait, what company? This changes everything – and we have a hunch what’s going on here.
Let’s skip straight to the heart of this: the company has to be the Trump Organization. It’s the only possible way the court of appeals would have bent over backward to give unprecedented prioorization to this case, and to try so hard to keep it a secret. But if the Trump Organization is the defendant here, it’s not as if a corporation can be subpoenaed to show up and testify. This suggests the subpoena was instead about turning over evidence.
So what kind of “evidence” would Robert Mueller fight so hard to force the Trump Organization to turn over? Logically speaking, it would have to be something along the lines of the company’s crooked books, or its tax returns, or something that proves Donald Trump and/or his kids committed financial crimes.
Keep in mind that this secret court battle began in August, right around the time Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg was first given immunity by federal prosecutors. If he told Mueller and the SDNY where to find the smoking gun in the Trump Organization’s books, it would explain how Mueller figured out precisely what to go after.
In any case, we’re still dealing with very little information in this secret court battle. But the fact that the defendant is a company helps narrow it down significantly. The above is our best shot at piecing it together. In any case, the real upshot here is that Robert Mueller just won a months-long court battle in which the stakes are huge.
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