Fred Henneke, Attorney & Counselor-At-Law
Since the Cohen guilty pleas, and the Manafort guilty verdicts, there have been some interesting developments, First, the Chief Financial Officer of the Trump organization was granted immunity and has been talking to the Mueller team. Second, the head of the parent organization of the National Inquirer was also granted immunity and has been interviewed as well. Finally, Donald McGahn, the White House counsel, has had extensive meetings with the Special Counsel with the approval of the President.
Do we know what the conversations covered? No, but these three individuals certainly were in positions to fill in a lot of gaps as well as reveal new information and lines of inquiry. Remember, Mueller is permitted to pursue any crimes that are uncovered during his investigation into the Russian interference with the 2016 election. After all, Manafort was charged and convicted of financial crimes not related to the 2016 election.
Speculation at this time is foolish. However, given the potential revelations from these men, and others we do not know about, it seems less likely to me that there will be an end to Mueller’s investigation any time soon.