When you take an occasional glance at the court documents Special Counsel Robert Mueller periodically files, you can’t help but notice things he secretly did a long time ago.
The discovery this time lies within a filing, which reveals he’s been seizing Trump-Russia connected bank accounts since last year.
According to court records, Mueller seized bank accounts at three financial institutions last October around the same time he was indicting and arresting Paul Manafort. With that in consideration, based on the series of financial events involved, this shouldn’t be all that surprising.
However, this news is the first official confirmation to wondering minds that Mueller is seizing bank accounts and financial assets of those he’s targeting with criminal charges in the Trump-Russia scandal.
As big as this news may be, that seizing began many months ago. With that said, can you imagine how many more moves, and perhaps more importantly, how many more accounts and financial assets he’s targeted since then?
Last summer, it was four months before we knew of George Papadopoulos’ arrest and subsequent plea deal. Between that and the latest, if the trend continues, it’s hard to say who else he may have arrested or has cooperating at this point.
Robert Mueller’s investigation has been very meticulous and we always seem to find out months later about the method to his madness. If I had to guess why Mueller is choosing now to disclose that he went after Manafort’s money, I’d say it’s because he’s trying to send a message to the next Trump-Russia figure.