Even Hurricane Harvey can’t stem the flow of Russia news. Just dropping these here for discussion below.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Robert Mueller’s team is now looking into whether Michael Flynn played any role in trying to get Hillary Clinton’s emails.
The effort to seek out hackers who were believed to have stolen Mrs. Clinton’s emails, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, was led by a longtime Republican activist, Peter W. Smith. In correspondence and conversations with his colleagues, Mr. Smith portrayed Mr. Flynn as an ally in those efforts and implied that other senior Trump campaign officials were coordinating with him, which they have denied. He also named Mr. Flynn’s consulting firm and his son in the correspondence and conversations.
NBC News is reporting that Mueller has issued subpoenas for his first grand jury witnesses, all related to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued grand jury subpoenas in recent days seeking testimony from public relations executives who worked on an international campaign organized by Paul Manafort, people directly familiar with the matter told NBC News. [...]
It is also further indication that Manafort, Trump's onetime campaign chairman, could be in serious legal jeopardy.
Remember that raid of Manafort’s home in the wee hours during July?