Hold on to your hats, Gentle Readers: Paul Manafort lied to Mr. Mueller! What were the chances of that happening?
Better question: What did Manafort lie about and how did Mueller’s team know?
Wild speculation: If I were Comrade Prznint Trump, I would be sweating bullets that Mueller’s office knows enough to say you’re lying. What do they know, what do they have, did they find the pee tapes? The dead hookers? (only guessing, of course.)
And of course, this also means that whatever the lie(s) is, it will be revealed in a public document, and THAT should really get the ball rolling!
Of course, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) morning email thingie notices sumpin’ with a potential rat-eff’ing (emphasis theirs):
COULD A SHUTDOWN SIDELINE MUELLER? … ONE OF THE SEVEN appropriations bills that needs to get passed in the next 10 DAYS is the Commerce, Justice, Science bill, which has some funding for BOB MUELLER’S probe of the White House. If there’s a shutdown, it will be up to PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP whether to make Mueller essential, or keep him sidelined until Congress finds a funding solution. This is chatter that is picking up on the Hill. …