We have finally seen a voice of reason in this witch hunt against the President of the United States. A federal judge overseeing the special counsel’s case against Paul Manafort has raised serious questions about their jurisdiction.
A federal judge said Special Counsel Robert Mueller should not have “unfettered power” in probing ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, and accused Mueller of using criminal cases to pressure Trump’s allies to turn against him.
At a tense hearing in a federal court in Virginia on Friday, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III sharply questioned whether Mueller exceeded his authority in filing tax and bank fraud charges against Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
Ellis said the indictment appeared to be a way for Mueller to leverage Manafort into providing information about Trump.
“The vernacular is to sing,” he said.
“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort,” the judge said. “You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead to Mr. Trump” and his eventual prosecution or impeachment.
“It’s unlikely you’re going to persuade me the special counsel has unfettered power to do whatever he wants,” Ellis, who was appointed by Republican President Ronald Reagan, said at a hearing on Manafort’s motion to dismiss the Virginia charges.
That last two paragraphs quoting the judge sums up exactly what the special counsel is trying to do. They’re prosecuting Manafort on allegations of old financial crimes dating back many years that have nothing to do with Russian collusion or the Trump campaign. They are hoping that by threatening him with possible prison time, that they can get him to turn on Trump.
The judge is 100 percent right to question the special counsel’s jurisdiction. They do not have unlimited powers to go after whoever they feel like regardless of what that kike Rod Rosenstein says.
The special counsel should be ended. They’ve found nothing and are grasping at straws just trying to come up with anything to pin on Trump. The longer this lasts, the dumber they’re going to look.