Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible Russian collusion by President Donald Trump's campaign is showing no signs of slowing down, with individuals inside the president's inner circle, including members of his family, finding themselves entrenched in the ongoing probe.
On Friday, fate seemed to tease us all when Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. were spotted waiting at the same gate at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.
Props to Politico for capturing this surreal moment.
Spotted: Robert Mueller and Donald Trump Jr. both waiting for their flights this morning at the 35X gate at DCA. An… https://t.co/xGfESdwsZc— POLITICO (@POLITICO)1532712918.0
Both men were at gate 35X Friday morning, awaiting their flights. Mueller can be seen seated and reading a newspaper while Junior stands in line at the gate, wearing a turquoise collared t-shirt, talking on the phone.
Gate 35X has a notorious reputation for being particularly insufferable. The gate is nestled inside Terminal C and is accessed via escalator. Once downstairs, passengers line up and wait for buses to shuttle them to "small commuter planes parked outside several hundred yards away."
No word yet on where Mueller and Junior were headed, or if the two men noticed each other.
Of course, that hasn't stopped social media from imagining what could be going through Junior's head as he stands ten feet from the man peering into his life with a legal electron microscope.
The Daily Show tweeted"usually the only place Don Jr. sees Mueller is his nightmares."
Weird, usually the only place Don Jr. sees Mueller is his nightmares. https://t.co/LjA7BLz5iF— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1532715259.0
@TheDailyShow @DanAmira At this point, I think Jr. is on a 24/7 nightmare cycle. He sees Mueller in his oatmeal.— Reverend Lars (@Reverend Lars)1532716050.0
@TheDailyShow No dad.. Seriously.. I think he knows...— DJ MarcusShowtime (@DJ MarcusShowtime)1532715464.0
It's hard to resist picturing what the two of them on the same flight would be like.
@TheDailyShow He must be shitting his pants. Mueller sits next to Jr. & says, just read the paper, Cohen states tha… https://t.co/SQjM7xz4wR— Darth PokPok (@Darth PokPok)1532717477.0
Is it even a real phone call?
@TheDailyShow Hes faking the caaaalll 😂😂😂😂😂— Willy Colunga (@Willy Colunga)1532716852.0
@TheDailyShow The only thing I can think of is: Closing in.. But this is quite literal. 😂 https://t.co/q1PzB23bS7— pac devil (@pac devil)1532716115.0
And of course the memes began:
Mueller really is everywhere. https://t.co/XMTm5v8yoU— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)1532715804.0
@TeaPainUSA "I think my camo hat has thrown him off the scent."— KayJay H. 💯💣🌊 Im-🍑 😎 (@KayJay H. 💯💣🌊 Im-🍑 😎)1532715875.0
Seems like Mueller really does know a lot more than he's let on.
@TeaPainUSA #MuellerKnowsEverything. Even @DonaldJTrumpJr's location. :)— УВ🦅🇺🇲🏳️🌈 (@УВ🦅🇺🇲🏳️🌈)1532716279.0
Adam Parkhomenko, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton, thinks Junior was faking the call.
"The only photo you need to see today."
Trump Jr. in the green pretending to talk on the phone to avoid Robert Mueller at the airport is the only photo you… https://t.co/uJfsAjlTvb— Adam Parkhomenko (@Adam Parkhomenko)1532713866.0
Yes, we would all really like to know how this happened.
@AdamParkhomenko For those who need clarification. Wouldn't you just LOVE to know the details of this coincidence??? https://t.co/zHYcYPoE1n— VA Voter - 2020 (@VA Voter - 2020)1532714004.0
@AdamParkhomenko Jr’s reaction https://t.co/uQn3z7EjTd— 861 (@861)1532713982.0
Can you imagine?
@AdamParkhomenko I saw this and had that fantasy moment of jr and Mueller on same plane and Mueller arrests him mid air— Susan Doyle (@Susan Doyle)1532714001.0
@AdamParkhomenko Mueller looking relaxed because he’ll have a transcript of Junior’s phone conversation on his desk by lunch 🤣— JAM (@JAM)1532714569.0
@AdamParkhomenko @lovetybeega Mueller is cool. His people are all over this situation. By now the FBI have already… https://t.co/H9dqt1zJzh— This Justin (@This Justin)1532714156.0
Happy Friday everyone!