Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is putting out signals that indicate that he is getting ready for his big move according to a top Watergate prosecutor. Reportedly anyone with experience in mob and racketeering cases knows the signs when a big indictment is in the works.
The Hill is reporting that Mueller is telegraphing his next play by distributing lenient sentences to those who have the most information to give about a high-value target or targets. Nick Akerman, an assistant special Watergate prosecutor is giving his perspective on what Mueller's actions are telling those in the know.
"What it means is that Mueller is teeing up a major indictment against other individuals relating to the conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign."
Akerman thinks that it's not just one "blockbuster" indictment coming down the pike perhaps this month, but several, indicating that more than one person could be heading to jail, including both the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
"As a prosecutor what you really want to do is … have your accomplice witness plea to something that is akin to what he is going to be testifying about against others. What Mueller was really doing here was setting up Cohen to be a witness in a trial of others in the U.S. that were involved in the conspiracy with the Russian government."