‘Significant number’ of Additional Mueller Indictments Expected Within ’60 Days,’ Says Former CIA Director John Brennan
This morning was an action-packed morning for those who follow the Trump/Russia probe. In the early morning hours, FBI agents surrounded the home of former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, before knocking on his door and arresting him on 7 criminal counts, which included 5 counts of making false statements to investigators, one count of witness tampering and one count of obstruction.
The Stone indictment may mark the start of a string of new indictments by the Mueller probe as they investigate ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. John Brennan, the former CIA director, appeared on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ this morning and made quite an interesting comment.
“I expect in the next 60 days you’re going to have a fair number — a significant number of indictments. I think people are waiting for the report that is coming out from Robert Mueller. What I look for most are the indictments. It’s so rich in detail. To me all of these indictments will be basically the compendium of Robert Mueller’s, the special counsel’s investigation. I expect there to be a significant number, and a significant number of names that will be quite familiar to the average American.”
While Brennan likely doesn’t have any more information than the rest of us do in regards to the inner workings of the Mueller probe, those close to the campaign, including the President’s family, certainly can’t be breathing any sighs of relief right about now.
“There was an extensive effort to try to influence the outcome of the election that involved the Russians, that involved U.S. persons and that may have gone to the very top of the Trump campaign,” Brennan said this morning. “I think the shoes that are yet to drop are going to be the ones that are going to be the most profound and that will hit the people at the top of the organization.”
As we approach the 21-month mark since Mueller’s appointment as the special counsel, Brennan’s prediction could very well be accurate, but ultimately the only people who know for sure what the timeframe of future indictments will be are likely those involved in the investigation itself.