President Trump claimed in a tweet over the weekend that the controversial Nunes memo “totally vindicates” him, clearing him of the cloud of the Russia Investigation that has hung over his government for a year now.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, if something, the Mueller investigation appears to have been picking up steam in the past three weeks–and homing in on a series of targets.
Last summer, I wrote an analysis exploring the “known uncharteds” of the Russia investigation–unanswered but knowable questions regarding Mueller’s probe. Today, given a week that ascertained stupendous sturm und drang over Devin Nunes’ memo–a document that seems purposefully designed to obfuscate and muddy the waters around Mueller’s investigation–it seems usefulnes querying the opposite topic: What are the known knowns of the Mueller investigation, and where might it be manager?
The first thing we know is that we know it is large.