Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu is issuing a threat that is more likely an empty bluff that special counsel Robert Mueller “knows far more than people think.”
This is likely in an attempt to scare the Trump administration…even though they have nothing to worry about because this entire Russian collusion investigation is a witch hunt!
Lieu pointed to a Saturday New York Times report that found former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulosinadvertently triggered the FBI’s investigation into Russian collusion by reportedly drunkenly telling to an Australian diplomat details of Russians possessing Democratic Party emails.
Lieu tweeted, “Important story below. Keep in mind no one was really aware of George Papadopoulos until his guilty plea was revealed. That tells us Special Counsel Mueller knows far more than people think. And Papadopoulos is cooperating with Mueller. The White House should be scared.”
Important story below. Keep in mind no one was really aware of George Papadopoulos until his guilty plea was revealed. That tells us Special Counsel Mueller knows far more than people think. And Papadopoulos is cooperating with Mueller. The White House should be scared. https://t.co/q4pDlxpRES
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 30, 2017
OoooOOOOooo. I bet the White House officials are shaking in their boots….NOT.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russians during the election, which were aimed at setting up a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The former aide is now reportedly cooperating with Mueller, who has indicted three other former Trump campaign associates in his investigation, which he and his team of federal prosecutors took over from the FBI.
The California lawmaker is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, which has interviewed former Trump campaign team members about their knowledge of communications with Russia.
Lieu has fiercely defended Mueller’s team despite criticism from Republicans, and has warned Trump of the political fallout that could result from firing the top investigator.