The music stopped playing and Paul Manafort claimed the final chair, agreeing to a Cooperation Agreement with the Special Counsel, presumably flipping on Donald Trump. Manafort was in the infamous Trump Tower meeting along with Jared, Donald Jr and a contingent of Russians in June 2016. This was the meeting nobody involved disclosed, and when uncovered, everyone involved lied about including the President dictating a false summary of what the meeting was about.
Manafort is also responsible for the Republican Party changing their platform at the Republican National Convention to adopt a Russian friendly, pro-Ukraine position. No one has provided the answer as to how that switch came to be but Manafort can now tell us.
Michael Cohen, who had already claimed his chair when he pleaded guilty to eight charges. Is now talking to the Mueller team in hopes of getting a deal of his own. Not only does he have the details on Trump’s payments to women but he was also the one trying to negotiate for a Trump Moscow during the 2016 election season.
The list of people that have made deals and grabbed one of Mueller’s chairs include; Michael Flynn, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and Allen Weisselberg, the head accountant for The Trump Corporation. Mueller has also spent as many as 30 hours interviewing White House Counsel and interviewed many former White House staffers including Hope Hicks and Steve Bannon.
The bottom line is that if you aren’t talking to Robert Mueller. He’s probably coming for you! What remains to be seen is if Mueller will place one more chair in the center of the room, open for Jared or Donald Jr to testify against Donald J. Trump. The “J” stands for Jailbird!