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Former Trump Aide: He 'Can't Go Any Lower'

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Former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg has asserted that President Donald Trump is in a politically untenable position as special prosecutor Robert S. Mueller's investigation into his associates heats up.

On Oct. 30, Mueller indicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates, for money laundering, financial crimes and conspiracy against the United States, according to The New York Times.

That same day, the Department of Justice disclosed that former Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had already pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian agents during the 2016 campaign.

On Nov. 1, Nunberg said in an interview that Manafort’s indictment indicated further prosecution of other Trump associates and made impeachment a possibility for the president.

"Here's what Manafort's indictment tells me: Mueller is going to go over every financial dealing of Jared Kushner and the Trump Organization," Nunberg told Vanity Fair. "Trump is at 33 percent in Gallup. You can't go any lower. He's f***ed."

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Several other Trump advisers who requested anonymity disclosed that there was growing concern that the Mueller investigation could lead to impeachment and legal trouble. Trump has allegedly been complaining about his son-in-law, White House special adviser Jared Kushner, for encouraging him to make several decisions that he believed prompted the Mueller probe.

"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history," Nunberg said. "I'm only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress."

Meanwhile, former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon and longtime Trump associate Roger Stone have reportedly been advising the president on how to derail the Mueller probe. Bannon allegedly suggested defunding the investigation while Stone allegedly proposed calling for a special prosecutor to investigate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

A prominent Republican with ties to the White House asserted that Trump's hands were tied over the Mueller probe and any ensuing fallout.

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"His options are limited, and his instinct is to come out swinging, which won't help things," the Republican said.

On Oct. 30, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stated during a press conference that Trump would not interfere in the Mueller investigation.

"The president said last week ... there's no intention or plan to make any changes in regard to the special counsel," Sanders said, according to Politico.

Sanders added: "We still expect this to conclude soon."

Sources: The New York Times, PoliticoVanity Fair / Featured Image: Elizabeth Fraser/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Wikimedia Commons, Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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