Washington Post: Meuller Report Expected in Coming Days

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 3:59PM

The Washington Post and NBC News reported late Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Meuller is expected to conclude his investigation into the Trump Campaign's alleged efforts to collude with the Russian government. Thus far, four former Trump associates, National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn, Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, Deputy Campaign Chairman Rick Gates and Foreign Policy Advisor George Papadopoulos have all been convicted of various crimes. For Flynn and Papadopoulos, lying to FBI officials, and for Manafort and Gates, financial-related crimes such as tax evasion and wire fraud.

Former prosecutors and multiple sources close to the investigation have speculated that the Meuller investigation is wrapping up and the final report will be given to newly-minted AG Robert Barr in the coming days.

Analysis: If the report is short and concise, assume implications tying the President to knowledge of Russian collusion with his 2016 campaign for President. The House would commence impeachment proceedings and ultimately reach a "yes" on impeachment. It's difficult to assess the Senate's appetite for conviction. If it's a long report, assume the summarization of the multiple touch points in which Russian-related entities such as Wikileaks had contact with officials and advisors both inside and outside the Trump campaign (i.e. Roger Stone, currently awaiting trial) with no impeachment proceedings taking place in the aftermath; rather, allowing the current slew of sentences to be served and ongoing cases to take their proper course. 

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