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The special counsel’s investigation into whether Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election will soon lead to multiple indictments, a former FBI assistant director predicts.
Frank Figliuzzi, the ex-assistant director of the FBI, joined Brian Williams on MSNBC’s 11th Hour and gave his thoughts on what could happen to the Russia investigation following the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the appointment of Matthew Whitaker.
Figliuzzi told MSNBC he had a “theory” that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was “ready to indict” multiple individuals in connection with Russian meddling, according to Newsweek.
“I think he’s ready to indict some folks and through those indictments will tell the story of what he’s found against the president […] I’m not saying he’s indicting the president. I’m saying there’s a middle ground where he tells us the story, locks it into the court system by indicting others, then files a report with Whitaker,”
Watch his appearance on 11th Hour here:
He also added it’s likely Mueller knows his days heading the investigation are numbered:
“I think the Whitaker appointment steps up the timeline and I think perhaps if Mueller sticks to the strategy of telling us the story through indictments—the indictments speak to us—that he’ll speak to us soon, very soon, with additional indictments, perhaps that tell the story of a corrupt president,”
Figliuzzi’s prediction comes after the Associated Press revealed the White House is bracing for the probe to “fire up again” following the midterm elections. Trump’s advisers were also said to be worried about “new indictments or a damning final report.”
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