PHOTO: Robert Mueller & Donald Trump Jr. Waiting at DCA Airport Gate 35X

Awkward.

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.

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 planesΒ 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.”

It’s hard to resist picturing what the two of them on the same flight would be like.

https://twitter.com/shotgun314159/status/1022910168806305793

Is it even a real phone call?

“Closing in.”

And of course the memes began:

Seems like Mueller really does know aΒ lot more than he’s let on.

Adam Parkhomenko, a former advisor to Hillary Clinton, thinks Junior was faking the call.

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