Trump is telling his True Believers that the Mueller investigation will be done by Christmas and he expects to receive a formal letter of exoneration, if not an apology.
Um, hold that thought.
People with knowledge of the investigation said it could last at least another year — pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses such as former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as a possible trial of two former Trump campaign officials. The special counsel’s office has continued to request new documents related to the campaign, and members of Mueller’s team have told others they expect to be working through much of 2018, at a minimum.
Well, maybe by Christmas. But not this one.