Trump understands that the special counsel is able to subpoena his tax records that will indicate his financial ties to Russia and China. His financial empire is standing on hundreds of millions of dollars of loans that will be traced to Russia.
Michael Flynn will be pressured to give details of conversations he had with Putin regarding Trump. Flynn has the most liability and is looking at a long prison sentence. He will cooperate. Flynn will implicate Pence’s involvement in a White House coverup.
There is a reason why Trump wanted former FBI director Comey to end the investigation against Flynn.
Trump protected his tax returns because they are financial road maps of his business deals throughout the world, including Russia.
Sessions will also resign because his name will reappear in this investigation and not in a favorable light.
RATTLING FBI CAGES
Don’t poke the FBI with a political stick or send a thug to threaten one of its agents.
It isn’t wise to do, ask former Sheriff Lee Baca.
Trump should have talked former Los Angeles Sheriff Baca before firing FBI Director James Comey using the lame excuse that it was because of the way Comey treated Hillary Clinton.
Baca would have told him that the nation’s chief law enforcement agency isn’t easily intimidated by threats or provocations and would have probably shared his experience with Trump.
Baca would have told him about FBI agent Leah Tanner.
Earlier this year, Tanner testified before a federal jury that she was threatened with arrest by ex-Sheriff Baca’s deputies if she continued investigating the brutality and corruption at the Los Angeles County Jail.
After they learned of the FBI investigation, Baca’s ex-Undersheriff Paul Tanaka sent thugs with guns and badges to Tanner’s home to deliver a threat.
The visit to Tanner’s house was all part of an effort to obstruct an FBI investigation from probing into inmate brutal beat downs by deputies assigned to the jail.
Tanner testimony at Baca’s trial was crucial and helped find the former sheriff guilty. Last week, he was sentenced to three years in prison.
Baca, Tanaka and former Capt. William “Tom” Carey found out that the FBI had managed to get a cellphone to inmate-turned-informant Anthony Brown to have him report about the savage beatings of inmates, most who were handcuffed by jail deputies, according to the Los Angeles Daily news.
Tanner was part of the FBI team investigating Baca and his jail.
The phone was discovered in August 2011, the Daily News reported.
It was inside a Doritos chip bag in Brown’s cell and found by deputies who were conducting a routine sweep of contraband inside the jails.
Tanner said the FBI purposely kept its investigation a secret from the Sheriff’s Department so agents could collect evidence without disruption.
She testified that deputies were falsifying reports to hide their beat-downs and “drive-bys,” which occurred when a cuffed inmate was already on the ground after a beating and deputies would come by and punch and kick him.
After Brown’s phone was discovered, Tanner said she no longer went inside the jails to conduct interviews with other inmates.
On September 2011, two sheriff’s sergeants went to Tanner’s house and threatened to arrest her and said she was suspect in a felony complaint.
“We can do this right here,” Sgt. Scott Craig could be heard saying on a surveillance tape taken by sheriff’s investigators and played for the jury, according to the Daily News.
Tanner took that to mean “that they could arrest me right there in front of my neighbors,” she told the jury.
The Los Angeles Times reported last week that Baca was the ninth person to be convicted and sentenced to prison as part of what Fox convinced several juries was a cunning conspiracy to interfere with FBI agents as they worked to gather evidence for a grand jury investigation into allegations of widespread abuse by deputies working in county jails run by the sheriff’s department.
A 10th conspirator, former sheriff’s Capt. Carey, plead guilty in a deal with prosecutors and testified against Baca. Carey will be sentenced later this month.
Several other deputies were convicted in a series of trials for beating inmates or helping to cover up the abuse.
Trump’s firing of Comey has rattled a lot of cages at the FBI, and many agents are now doubling down on efforts to find evidence linking Trump and some of his cronies to the shady deals with the Russians, according to published reports.