Prepare for drama as Mueller endgame nears

Prepare for drama as Mueller endgame nears

Chaos in the White House may have become an inevitable part of the daily US political diet, but the latest and looming developments seem to suggest a dramatic new – perhaps final – twist in the Donald Trump saga. Bettors following the various Trump Exit Date and 2020 Election markets should be on red alert, because things are moving fast.

McMaster is the latest senior official to leave

Senior administration staff continue to turnover at an unprecedented rate. National Security Advisor H R McMaster is the latest out the door, to be replaced by one of the most divisive figures in US politics. John Bolton is famous for ultra-hawkish stances on the war in Iraq and pre-emptive strikes on Iran and North Korea.

This follows on from last week’s sacking of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Rumours persist that Chief of Staff John Kelly – regarded to be a rare stabilising force in the administration – will be gone soon. John Dowd, a lawyer working on the Russia investigation, resigned because Trump won’t take his advice. Evidently by his tweets, Trump wants to kill the Mueller investigation and seems to be sidelining any dissenting voices.

Mueller tipped to make further cybercrime indictments

Further indictments are imminent and may well even arrive today at this scheduled press conference on cybercrime. Mueller has already established that there was a comprehensive Russian state-backed disinformation campaign, aimed to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Trump. Hacked e-mails were distributed via Wikileaks and weaponised. Guccifer 2.0 – the hacker who claims to have given them to the latter – is reportedly a Russian agent and in Mueller’s sights.

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