The easiest way to see the inner workings for Special Counsel Mueller’s Trump-Russia treason investigation is to look at the court documents that he periodically files. Sometimes those filings will reveal things that Mueller secretly did long ago. That is the case with his latest filings, which demonstrate that he has been secretly seizing several Trump-Russia bank accounts since 2017.
Mueller seized bank accounts held at three financial institutions while he was indicting and arresting the traitor Paul Manafort last October, say court records that Mueller recently filed. This seems very logical, as Paul Manafort has been charged with many financial crimes. But this represents the first official confirmation that Robert Mueller is in fact seizing bank accounts and the financial assets of people he’s going after with criminal charges for the Trump-Russia treason scandal.
That was six months ago, and there is a good chance that Robert Mueller has made moves since then on the financial assets belonging to other Trump-Russia figures as well. We have no way of knowing who are, though. It’s taken six months for us just to find out that Mueller seized Paul Manafort’s bank accounts. Also, when Mueller arrested Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos in the summer of 2017 and quickly made a plea deal with him, he kept the entire thing secret for four months before he disclosed it. So aren’t sure who else Mueller has since arrested or flipped.
Mueller periodically reminds us all that he’s far ahead of where we might think he is. The question is why Mueller is strategically choosing to disclose that he seized Manafort’s money after so much time has passed. This could be a message to other Trump-Russia figures he is trying to pressure into accepting a plea deal. It also might mean Mueller will ultimately seize Trump’s financial assets when he can prove that Donald Trump got the money through illegal means.