All these people assuming a deal wasn't reached with the UK yet are GUESSING.
WRONG WRONG WRONG.
The negotiations started long ago.
There weren't even any WHISPERS that was coming before Thursday.
Nobody had any hint this was going down until CRAIG'S LAWYERS started seeking help in the media by revealing the coming indictment
Greg Craig is an UNTOUCHABLE. You DO NOT touch insider Washington power players. It does not happen.
How did they build a case against him, file an indictment & seal it WITHOUT it leaking?
All the way back when Paul Manafort's indictment was first unsealed, I saw this coming.
The *very first conviction* the Mueller team had, Van Der Zwaan = illegal lobbying.
1) immediately dissolved his highly successful lobbying firm
2) went to ground and has made himself extremely hard to find
While all the idiots in Congress and in the media missed the import of the Van Der Zwaan prosecution, Podesta did not.
Illegally lobbing in Washington DC without having registered as a foreign agent is A Very Bad Thing.
"Attorney Client privilege, what's that? Who cares!"
They raided Cohen's office and they took everything.
Also it was claimed for for 2 years that General Michael Flynn engaged in a plethora of illegal lobbying with his "Flynn Intel Group" on behalf of Turks & Russians.
Papadopoulos was never charged for any illegal lobbying and neither has Flynn.
Trump is not only going to shut down the massive foreign bribery industry, he's going to make use of top SpyGate plotter's involvement in illegal lobbying
Manafort/Van Der Zwaan/Craig all doing illegal lobbying for Ukrainian clients back around 2012.
Flynn creating a lobbying group, then cooperating against his own partners/clients.
Mueller's Special Counsel has HANDED TRUMP AND BARR the tools they need to hammer these SpyGate goons & make them flip or else.
Trump and Barr will take it from here.
Thanks guys! You've been swell!