A trusted source inside the Labour Party has disclosed that he has seen Joseph Muscat express abject fear of an imminent American criminal indictment. There have been rumours that Muscat is extremely stressed out, and worries about going to a prison in the United States, due to his small stature, and fears about coming into contact with convicted drug traffickers, in an upper-level facility where violence and intimidation is always just under the surface.
The stress and fear of imprisonment may have led to Muscat making a serious political error; going on camera after the raid on his home, and alienating a significant group of his supporters, who now question whether his baggage will not only cost Pl votes, and fail to being Malta back from the edge: the FATF Greylist, the UK High-Risk designation, and the Swiss NGO money laundering condemnation.
It was internal, not external, pressure that resulted in the Magistrate ordering the search and seizure of Muscat's residence. Police and financial crime investigators had to act. Abela's pushing back at the judiciary only adds to the pressure, doesn't reduce it. What we have is a Perfect Storm for political Chaos, with Muscat at the center of that storm. Will he end the year in a Federal prison uniform, awaiting trial on money laundering, corruption and racketeering charges ? Stay tuned.
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Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; but the face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the earth. The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned. PSALM 34