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Mueller probe appears to accelerate, big indictments may come soon

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  • Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation
    appears to be speeding up.
  • Axios highlighted recent developments that suggest some
    big indictments might be coming soon.
  • President Donald Trump’s written responses to Mueller’s
    question and increased pressure on key figures like Julian
    Assange and Jerome Corsi, an associate of former Trump adviser
    Roger Stone, suggest the investigation is
    accelerating.
  • This comes as Mueller is reportedly moving toward
    his final report of his findings.

The pace of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian
interference in the 2016 presidential election looks like it’s
speeding up and could lead to big indictments soon.

Axios reporter Garrett M. Graff, who wrote a book about Mueller,
identified recent developments that suggest the investigation may
be accelerating.

President Donald Trump has now
turned in his written answers to Mueller’s investigators

after he continually resisted being interviewed as part of the
investigation.


Read more:
 
New
report reveals the behind-the-scenes battle between Trump’s team
and Mueller over a possible interview on the Russia
investigation

Jerome Corsi, a far-right conspiracy theorist and close
associate of GOP strategist and former Trump adviser Roger Stone,

is also in talks with Mueller about a possible plea deal

though he has
reportedly turned it down.


Jerome Corsi
Jerome
Corsi is a central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s
investigation into Russian election
interference.


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Corsi is one of the central figures in Mueller’s
investigation into whether people in Trump’s campaign had advance
knowledge of Russia’s hack of the Democratic National Committee
and WikiLeaks’s subsequent dissemination of stolen emails.

And Ecuador appears to be losing its patience with
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, suggesting that they may turn
him over. The government
removed its ambassador to the UK that supported Assange and all
diplomats that knew Assange. 


Read more: Here’s
everyone who has been charged and convicted in Mueller’s Russia
probe so far

Assange’s connection to Trump and Russia was put back in
the spotlight this week when he was forced to
deny a report from The Guardian
 that he met with
Manafort, the one-time head of Trump’s campaign, in 2016. 
Mueller is
reportedly probing Ecuador’s president
over whether he and
Manafort discussed Wikileaks or Assange in a 2017 meeting.


Julian Assange
Julian Assange.
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Taylor/Getty Images


Alleged Russian operative Maria Butina is
also reported to
be in talks for a plea deal, NBC News reported.

And Axios noted that a number of Mueller’s prosecutors were
working on Veterans Day as Trump’s former lawyer Michael
Cohen traveled to
Washington
to talk to Mueller’s team.

Mueller’s team had been in a period of public quiet, but CNN
reported in November that Mueller has
begun compiling a final report of his findings.

Read more: 

Mueller’s
report will be ‘politically very devastating’ for Trump, Alan
Dershowitz predicts


ABC News also reported
that there was an “unusually high”
number of sealed indictments filed over the year in DC. Of the
three dozen filed, 14 were added in August, when Mueller was
quiet publicly, leading legal experts to speculate to ABC News
that they may be part of Mueller’s investigation.

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