Friday, May 04, 2018


Federal Judge Calls out Team Mueller "C'mon Man"

Ever since this fiasco that Mueller began the question has remained just how much power does Mueller possess and how far can he go. Originally his mandate was to investigate any conclusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. However, most of the indictments have been absent of that mandate except for some namby-pamby indictments of a few dozen Russians, unrelated to the Trump campaign which many questions whether they were ligitament or not.

Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort was indicted but crimes not related to the Trump campaign as well as a few others, but as of today Mueller has pretty much exhausted the investigation, yet he continues to march forward things not part of that original mandate. Via Fox News.

"A federal judge on Friday harshly rebuked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team during a hearing for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort – suggesting they lied about the scope of the investigation, are seeking “unfettered power” and are more interested in bringing down the president.

"You don't really care about Mr. Manafort,” U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III told Mueller’s team. “You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment, or whatever."

Further, Ellis demanded to see the unredacted “scope memo,” a document outlining the scope of the special counsel’s Russia probe that congressional Republicans have also sought.
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The hearing, where Manafort’s team fought to dismiss an 18-count indictment on tax and bank fraud-related charges, took a confrontational turn as it was revealed that at least some of the information in the investigation derived from an earlier Justice Department probe – in the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Manafort’s attorneys argue the special counsel does not have the power to indict him on the charges they have brought – and seemed to find a sympathetic ear with Ellis.

The Reagan-appointed judge asked Mueller’s team where they got the authority to indict Manafort on alleged crimes dating as far back as 2005."

At last it would seem the cover of the Mueller investigation is beginning to peal.

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