The Labor Day holiday was already off to a rocky start when the president was instantly bashed after tweeting lies about how much better American workers are doing thanks to his presidency. Then, Trump got his day ruined again thanks to a CNN segment featuring former FBI special agent and CNN analyst Asha Rangappa.
In the segment, Rangappa raised eyebrows by saying that Mueller seems to have a “new line” of inquiry in the Russian investigation, which includes election meddling and collusion with the president’s 2016 campaign. Just last week, lobbyist and Paul Manafort associate Sam Patten pleaded guilty for running an illegal foreign lobbying campaign and passing on funds to Trump’s inauguration committee from a Ukrainian oligarch. Rangappa broke Patten’s plea down and said it was proof that Mueller was working on investigating other areas of the Trump campaign. She said:
When we talk about active measures by Russia in the campaign, we’re talking about a number of different fronts on which Russia was operating. One is disinformation campaign and we know that Mueller has already indicted several individuals and the Internet Research Agency [for] its Facebook and social media activities.
Then we have the hacking and intrusion into emails and voting machines. We already have an indictment on that against 12 GRU Russian intelligence officers.”
Already, things were not looking good for Trump. Then Rangappa made a prediction that would ruin the rest of Trump’s day, and possibly his whole week:
I think there’s going to be another series of indictments concerning illegal campaign contributions, and this Patten plea being the first of them but where Russia may have been using straw donors, illegal donors, to funnel money into places that they would otherwise not be able to directly.”
You can watch the report below: