Previously, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has done his best to avoid the limelight as he investigates Russian meddling in our 2016 presidential election.
All that has now changed.
Since November 8, 2016, associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones has had unfettered access to Donald Trump.
She has already received the Pulitzer Prize for excellence as an investigative reporter.
Taking full advantage of today’s visit to the Oval Office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, she made arrangements, with the help of associate solitary reporters Susanna Sherman and Keith Coleman, to invite Mueller to meet with Netanyahu and Trump.
Both Trump and Netanyahu are under investigation. Netanyahu has been subjected to intense questioning by Israeli law enforcement officers, for corruption, although he has yet to be charged.
The Washington Post has reported that at least four countries, including Israel, have privately discussed ways they could manipulate Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, "by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties, and lack of foreign policy experience.”
On February 28, we here at AP reported that after Kushner was stripped of his top-secret security clearance, he promptly reported for duty in Jerusalem as Netanyahu’s senior foreign policy advisor (https://www.apocryphalpress.com/2018/02/28/netanyahu-hires-kushner-as-his-top-foreign-policy-adviser/). That’s why Kushner accompanied Netanyahu for his meeting today in the Oval Office with Trump.
It goes without saying that Mueller brought a court reporter with him as he began his interrogation of Netanyahu. He also brought Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
“Mr. Prime Minister,” he began, “given that you campaigned right here in the United States for the election of Mr. Trump, isn’t it true that you were working hand in glove with the Russian hackers?”
“Of course,” Netanyahu replied, “I also got a lot of help from AIPAC.”
“Thank you very much for your cooperation,” Mueller said, as he turned to Trump with a broad smile.
Rosenstein and Sessions exchanged knowing glances as Trump fulminated at Kushner for abandoning him.