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.
— POLITICO (@politico) July 27, 2018
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 (@TheDailyShow) July 27, 2018
At this point, I think Jr. is on a 24/7 nightmare cycle. He sees Mueller in his oatmeal.
— Reverend Lars (@ReverendLars) July 27, 2018
No dad.. Seriously.. I think he knows…
— DJ MarcusShowtime (@DJShowtimekc34) July 27, 2018
It’s hard to resist picturing what the two of them on the same flight would be like.
Just imagine Mueller sitting right behind Jr on the plane. Kicking his seat every 2 minutes. pic.twitter.com/dGRDOJZaHX
— Thomas Lane (@shotgun314159) July 27, 2018
He must be shitting his pants. Mueller sits next to Jr. & says, just read the paper, Cohen states that your dad was aware & approved the mtg with the Russians. What say you? Jr. is gonna rat on his dad during the flight. pic.twitter.com/0yPzjYBHXQ
— Sid SOLIS (@darth_pokpok) July 27, 2018
Is it even a real phone call?
Hes faking the caaaalll 😂😂😂😂😂
— Willy Colunga (@TheRealOGMandi) July 27, 2018
The only thing I can think of is: Closing in..
But this is quite literal. 😂 pic.twitter.com/q1PzB23bS7
— pac devil (@Pacd3vil) July 27, 2018
And of course the memes began:
Mueller really is everywhere. pic.twitter.com/XMTm5v8yoU
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) July 27, 2018
"I think my camo hat has thrown him off the scent."
— MandarIN C😎gnito🌌🌅🌊❄⛄🦄 (@Mandari25733571) July 27, 2018
Seems like Mueller really does know a lot more than he’s let on.
Adam Parkhomenko, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton, thinks Junior was faking the call.