For months now, Himself’s lawyers have been assuring him that this will all be over soon. Thanksgiving, probably. 

Okay, not Thanksgiving, but surely

Okay, maybe not exactly Christmas, but for sure

Well, yeah, totes New Year’s Eve.

Not specifying which year, mind you.

Tonight, the Washington Post Reports


People with knowledge of the investigation said it could last at least another year — pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses such as former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as a possible trial of two former Trump campaign officials. The special counsel’s office has continued to request new documents related to the campaign, and members of Mueller’s team have told others they expect to be working through much of 2018, at a minimum.


This may not be good news for Himself (or John McCain, for that matter), but it’s a huge ass present with a big Lexus-top-sized red bow on it for Ty “Billable Hours” Cobb.

Sadly, for the fellow at the center of the story, it means an empty space on the wall of fame, between his 20th fake TIME cover and his electoral victory map, where he was hoping to hang his framed letter of exoneration from Bob Mueller, with the personalized PS saying, “I’m so sorry. I was wrong. You’re the bestest, most innocent, most non-colluding president ever."

One more bit of seasonal cheer.

For the rest of us.