It appears that a top member of the intelligence community suspects that more indictments from Special Counsel Robert Mueller are on their way.
Former-CIA Director Leon Panetta spoke in an interview with CNN recently where he said that he felt that this investigation was just the beginning and that even more indictments were going to follow that could involve members of both parties, according to Breitbart.
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Appearing on CNN’s The Lead Monday, former-CIA Director Panetta said that future indictments could involve both political parties, rather than just the Republicans.
“I think one thing is for certain, that we are at the beginning of this investigation, not at the end of it. And as a result of that what these indictments may indicate, is that as a result of it, there will be other trails of evidence that will be followed by Bob Mueller. I think there’s probably a very good bet that additional indictments will be forthcoming and could involve members of both parties,” Panetta said.
Special Counsel Mueller officially leveled the first charges in his ongoing investigation, targeting short-lived former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates. Although many Democrats met the indictments with enthusiasm, Panetta’s statement reveals that those on the Left might be coming under prosecutorial attack as well.
Panetta added, “I think we’ve kind of crossed a threshold now that we are dealing with a very serious investigation,” suggesting that there might be more revelations to come, according to CNN.
One such Democrat is Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, who resigned from his prestigious lobbying firm after finding out that he was under investigation from Special Counsel Mueller for failing to register as a foreign agent – the same crime Manafort stands accused of now.
As reported by NBC News, the Special Counsel is investigating whether Podesta and his firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA. Under the act, people who lobby on behalf of foreign governments, leaders, or political parties need to file disclosures regarding their spending and activities with the Justice Department. Failure to do so is a felony with a sentence of up to five years in prison.
Manafort had organized a public relations campaign for a non-profit called the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECMU). Podesta’s company was one of the firms that worked on the campaign, which sought to promote Ukraine’s image to the West and America.
Special Counsel Mueller’s report said the ECMU campaign was designed to sway public opinion as well as acquire favorable press coverage from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Former-CIA Director Leon Panetta believes there will be more indictments for members of both parties. Do you agree with him?
Nor is this the only instance of Democrats being caught complicit with Russian interests. The New York Post wrote that the Obama administration was well aware that Russian agents had been using bribery, kickbacks, and extortion in the infamous deal that saw the ownership of 20 percent of American uranium supply exchange hands with Moscow. Despite being aware of these backroom dealings, the Obama administration (alongside Hillary Clinton’s State Department) approved of the arrangement regardless.
Whether or not Special Counsel Mueller will be issuing more indictments is yet to be seen, but Panetta’s comments should concern liberals who thought his investigation was only going to target the associates of President Trump.