A federal judge issued a stark rebuke to the special counsel’s office Friday, accusing Mueller’s team of “lying” to expand its investigation into Russian collusion in an attempt to deliberately target the President.
According to Fox News, US District Judge T.S. Ellis lashed-out at Mueller’s office during a hearing for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort; saying the special counsel was using Manafort to dig-up information on the President.
“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort,” said the judge. “You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment, or whatever.”
Ellis then demanded the team release the “scope memo,” a document outlining the initial “scope” of the investigation after the appointment of Robert Mueller to lead the probe into Russian collusion.
“We don’t want anyone with unfettered power,” he added
“He summed up the argument of the Special Counsel’s Office as, “We said this was what [the] investigation was about, but we are not bound by it and we were lying,’” writes Fox.
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MUELLER MADNESS: Mueller Probes Ukrainian Who Gave CLINTONS $13 Million
Mueller probes foreign national who gave Trump $150,000, CLINTONS $13 Million
Special counsel Robert Mueller is currently investigating a Ukrainian national who donated $150,000 to President Trump’s charity in 2015; totally ignoring the fact the same individual gave over $13 million to the Clinton Foundation since 2006.
According to the Daily Caller, Mueller is probing Victor Pinchuk’s relationship to the President and his campaign. The Ukrainian billionaire has also donated millions of dollars to Bill and Hillary’s foundation over the previous decade.
“Mueller began investigating the Pinchuk donation after receiving documents in response to a subpoena issued to the Trump Organization — the real estate company Trump ran before entering politics,” writes the DC.
The revelation comes just hours after the FBI raided the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer; claiming the search and seizure relates to possible payments between the attorney and former adult actress Stormy Daniels.
“Attorney–client privilege is dead!” said the President on social media.
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MUELLER MADNESS: Sources Say Russia-Trump Probe May Last ‘Another Year’
Inside sources close to special counsel Robert Mueller’s months-long investigation into Russian “collusion” in the 2016 presidential election say the probe may last “another year,” taking the never-ending witch hunt well beyond the 2018 mid-terms.
According to the Washington Post, people with close “knowledge” of Mueller’s investigation are openly defying President Trump’s hopes that the probe would be “winding down” after former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to “misleading” the FBI.
“People with knowledge of the investigation said it could last at least another year — pointing to ongoing cooperation from witnesses such as former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and former national security adviser Michael Flynn, as well as a possible trial of two former Trump campaign officials,” writes the Post.
“The special counsel’s office has continued to request new documents related to the campaign, and members of Mueller’s team have told others they expect to be working through much of 2018, at a minimum,” the author adds.
Mueller’s probe is under increasing scrutiny from GOP lawmakers following recent revelations of rampant anti-Trump bias throughout the special counsel’s office. Earlier this month, a senior FBI agent’s text messages were publicly released, where he said the bureau needed an “insurance policy” against the Trump presidency.