Establishmentarian of Establishmentarians David Gergen: Dam About to break on Trump Admin


As a general rule it is never wise to trust a Davos man. Davos men don’t trust Davos men.


This coming week is an important one for the Trump administration for sure. We’ll see if the dam breaks. It could. I wouldn’t say the odds are very good, but it could. Word is the first indictments from Mueller have been filed. What they are and for whom has Washington in a tizzy. “Are we going to get that sonofabitch this time?”

(From Grabien)

“Well, it certainly looks like the dam is starting to break now, Anderson, after a long while. I think we’re going to be in expense suspense over the next couple of days until we know exactly what charges are. If the charges relate to collusion or conspiracy against the United States, as Carl just pointed out, or if they’re about money laundering, that’s going to send a shudder through the warehouse. Because what that would suggest is: two things, first of all, the president has been wrong there’s nothing to this. There’s actual probable cause to believe in Mueller’s mind that in fact crimes were committed. And in that zone — and there’s much better chance of flipping somebody if that’s — if that’s the area where the evidence has taken them.

“On the other hand, if you say it’s a Manafort and he’s indicted for some illegal money trafficking he had personally some time ago, that suggests they got very little on the question of collusion and on money laundering. I think a lot depends on what charges are, as in addition to. If it’s money laundering or if it’s collusion I think Jeffrey and Carl are right. There’s going to be a big effort to flip whoever it is that’s indicted.”

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