Gen. Michael Flynn pleads guilty––who’s next?

President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Michael T. Flynn, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, last December. This has all come to light since Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller was directed to conduct a special counsel of investigation on behalf of the Russian tampering in the 2016 Election.

Mr. Flynn’s decision to plead guilty to lying to investigators about those conversations marked a significant new phase in the investigation of the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and a politically treacherous development for the president and his closest aides, whose activities in the West Wing are being scrutinized by F.B.I. agents, lawmakers, federal prosecutors, and the media.

Just after the verdict was declared, Flynn said, “My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office reflect a decision I made in the best interests of my family and of our country. I accept full responsibility for my actions.” Therefore, Trump is in trouble. 

An unnamed source close to Mueller told journalist Keith Olbermann that Mueller is not the type of individual to get Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chairman, from Flynn, but will only settle for Donald Trump himself. However, in most recent news, Mueller is looking also at Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, and one of his closest advisers. 

With this we can see Mueller is closing in on Trump and that time is running out for the narcissistic president.

James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director, has said that the president asked him to shut down the investigation one day after Flynn was fired in February. “I hope you can let this go,” the president said, according to congressional testimony by Comey. 

Donald Trump fired Comey in May 2017 and said the Russia investigation was on his mind at the time. Mueller is investigating whether Trump’s firings of Comey or Flynn amount to obstruction of justice. 

Since the 2016 Election, at least eight people spoke with Russian officials or business people, and many are key figures being investigated by Mueller. These individuals are:

Donald Trump Jr. [Eldest son], Jared Kushner [Son-in-law and advisor], Michael T. Flynn [Former national security adviser], Jeff Sessions [Attorney general], Paul J. Manafort [Former campaign chairman], Michael D. Cohen [Longtime lawyer], George Papadopoulos [Former campaign adviser], Carter Page [Former campaign adviser].

Now, all we can do is keep praying the Mueller probe inside the Trump campaign finds what they need to provide conviction against Trump for treason. Even though we can all assume that Trump would find a way to blame his treasonous actions on the media, or him not winning an Emmy for The Apprentice. But, we will just have to wait and see.  

As Late Night Host, Stephen Colbert, recently put it when asking who is next to be caught in the Mueller Probe, he beautifully said, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Kushner.”