Mueller’s team accused Manafort of witness tampering, which could land him in jail as he awaits trial, just as Trump cast doubt on a pardon. Trump and his legal team are working feverishly to discredit the Russia probe, dismissing it as a “witch hunt” at every opportunity, and filling the media with increasingly audacious claims about the president being above the law. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is using opposite tactics: avoid the press, don’t leak, and occasionally file a court document that shows you’re several steps ahead of those seeking to thwart your investigation.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.