Lot’s of off-the-cuff speculation in this thread. I want to be clear about how this is going to break down.
This Flynn thing by Mueller is a shot across the bow and it follows the narrative established early on by the Steele Dossier that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government
This is the Cambridge Analytica/Brad Parscale /Jared Kushner/Facebook/ Russian troll farms loop with Alfa Bank/Trump Tower/ Mercer connections and it’s important stuff with multiple violations of the law attached.
This is actually the least of Trump’s exposure although it all can bring the administration crashing down if times were normal and government worked as it should.
The real problem for Trump and his coterie is the money laundering which the Trump Organization has been engaged in for the last twenty years or so, the compromised position that this has placed Trump in and the leverage which it has provided to influence his actions.
The Russian sanctions and the Magnitsky Act have had a profound impact on the criminal enterprise with a foreign policy masquerading as the Russian government and the evidence suggests that the President of the United States has engaged in a quid pro quo agreement with Vladimir Putin to the detriment of America’s interests on the global stage.
The make-up and the background of the lawyers and investigators of the Mueller team is overwhelmingly weighted toward international financial crimes and money laundering.
Mueller is coordinating with Eric Schneiderman, NYAG and ally in entrapping Trump for engaging in federally unpardonable breaches of the law through wire transfers.
Just look at the bench that Mueller has assembled and ask yourself whether the thrust of his investigation is collusion or FinCen related issues.
Trump knows that he is culpable on both fronts and now he knows that Mueller is ready to take him on so the game is afoot.