A federal judge used the three words that crushed Robert Mueller for good
Special counsel Robert Mueller just ran into a massive roadblock.
One federal judge finally stood up to the out-of-control special prosecutor.
And he used the three words that crushed his investigation.
Americans across the country has been outraged over Mueller expanding his investigation beyond the scope of his mandate.
This all came to a head in a federal courtroom in Virginia.
Judge T.S. Ellis took Mueller’s team to task for charging former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for bank fraud based on allegations that took place years before the 2016 campaign.
Judge Ellis even scolded Mueller’s team for only charging Manafort so they could squeeze him for info on Trump.
And Ellis declared that Mueller’s real interest was “prosecution or impeachment” of Trump.
“A federal judge expressed deep skepticism Friday in the bank fraud case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, at one point saying he believes that Mueller’s motivation is to oust President Donald Trump from office.
Although Mueller’s authority has been tested in court before, Friday’s hearing was notable for District Judge T.S. Ellis’ decision to wade into the divisive political debate around the investigation.
“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort’s bank fraud,” Ellis said to prosecutor Michael Dreeben, at times losing his temper. Ellis said prosecutors were interested in Manafort because of his potential to provide material that would lead to Trump’s “prosecution or impeachment,” Ellis said.
“That’s what you’re really interested in,” said Ellis, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan.
Ellis repeated his suspicion several times in the hour-long court hearing. He said he’ll make a decision at a later date about whether Manafort’s case can go forward.”