Saturday, July 14, 2018

Fearless predictions

I have two this morning, in the wake of the news that Robert Mueller has been indicting ham sandwiches again:

  • The indicted Russians will never stand trial. That's the easy one.
  • The Russians will retaliate. They will either (a) indict 12 random U.S. military officials; (b) kick 12 random Americans out of Russia, accusing them of espionage; and/or (c) arrest 12 Americans for espionage. It could be all three, actually.
As an aside, I would not be surprised if an attorney shows up in a U.S. court, as happened with Mueller's previous indictments, purporting to represent the indicted Russians, and then asks for discovery and a speedy trial. And Mueller will have to delay and obfuscate yet again. 


Gino said...

i was thinking much the same, and i also think this is timed to embarrass trump as he meets with Putin in the coming days.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

Trump won't be embarrassed. I'm pretty sure he's playing to win, not to irritate.

Bike Bubba said...

Lesson #2 is that when you have a special counsel grandstanding instead of prosecuting espionage and dealing with it well, you will subvert your counter-intelligence operations. Yes, I'm looking at you, Bob Mueller. Or should we call you "Alger"?