Robert Mueller turned up a smoking gun that is deep trouble for Trump
Special counsel Robert Mueller spent nearly 18 months hunting for evidence that Donald Trump colluded with Russia.
Up to this point, he’s turned up empty handed.
But he may have just found the smoking gun that is deep trouble for Trump.
The Guardian Newspaper dropped a bombshell story claiming former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in March 2016.
The Guardian reports:
Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign, the Guardian has been told.
Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a key figure in Trump’s push for the White House.
It is unclear why Manafort would have wanted to see Assange and what was discussed. But the last apparent meeting is likely to come under scrutiny and could interest Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor who is investigating alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
A well-placed source has told the Guardian that Manafort went to see Assange around March 2016. Months later WikiLeaks released a stash of Democratic emails stolen by Russian intelligence officers.
The Guardian provides no corroboration to back up this claim.
And WikiLeaks strongly denied the story.
They wrote on Twitter:
Remember this day when the Guardian permitted a serial fabricator to totally destroy the paper’s reputation. @WikiLeaks is willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor’s head that Manafort never met Assange
This appears to be another in a long line of supposed Russian “bombshells” that collapses under the slightest bit of scrutiny.