Regardless of one’s opinion of President Trump, the seemingly limitless power with which special counsel Robert Mueller and his team of merry Obamacrats have pursued the investigation is virtually unprecedented.
That might be why Reagan-appointed federal Judge T.S. Ellis III accused Mueller’s team of lying and overreach in their pursuit of Trump campaign official Paul Manafort with crimes as far back as 2005, well beyond the scope of the so-called Russia-collusion investigation.
Judge Ellis hinted that he may attempt to bring the whole house of cards tumbling down when he quipped to Mueller attorneys; “We don’t want anyone with unfettered power.”
Game, set, match.
Here’s more from 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 Reagan-appointed judge asked Mueller’s team where they got the authority to indict Manafort on alleged crimes dating as far back as 2005.
The special counsel argues that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein granted them broad authority in his May 2, 2017 letter appointing Mueller to this investigation. But after the revelation that the team is using information from the earlier DOJ probe, Ellis said that information did not “arise” out of the special counsel probe – and therefore may not be within the scope of that investigation.
“We don’t want anyone with unfettered power,” he said.