Republicans fear midterm pain from Mueller probe


POLITICO—Campaign stink bombs loom as judge signals possible September start for Manafort-Gates trial.

Happy 2018, Republicans: Mueller's investigation likely to proceed right through the midterms. Ty Cobb, Donald Trump’s personal attorney and Snidely Whiplash cosplayer, has been doing his best to calm down Trump by telling him that the Russia investigation is going to end soon. The problem is, Cobb has been saying this since last fall.  “It is my hope and expectation that shortly after Thanksgiving, all the White House interviews will be concluded,” Cobb told CNN, and The Washington Post reports that he’s telling West Wing staffers that the investigation overall will conclude soon,...