U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III just blew the Mueller Special Counsel Investigation sky high:
“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort’s bank fraud. You really care about getting information Mr. Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump and lead to his prosecution or impeachment.”* Ellis further cautioned the special counsel’s office against seeking “unfettered power” and said its statements that it is investigating allegations related to the 2016 election amount to “lying.”
T.S. Elliot is 77 years old and a senior judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. He was born in Bogota, Columbia, and is obviously Hispanic. Good luck with Mueller or anyone else trying to accuse this judge of bias.
Every major news organization is reporting on this story.That means a whole lot of people are learning that a respected Federal Judge believes that the Mueller Special Counsel investigation is a politically motivated witch hunt out to get Trump and he literally accused them of lying.
He did more than that. He demanded an unredacted version of the memo Rosenstein sent to Mueller authorizing him to investigate Manafort. This would be the same document the DOJ has refused to turn over to congress. Clearly the Judge does not trust the DOJ, the FBI or the Mueller Investigation. .
Even if he orders the charges dismissed, which is unlikely, the damage has been done. The main stream media has reported on this and they cannot ignore the significance of what the Judge said. A lot of people, including Democrats, are sick and tired of the Russia Collusion nonsense and they are fed up with the Mueller investigation. The Stormy Daniels fiasco may have actually been the best thing to happen to Trump. There is zero chance that a one night stand with a porn star in 2006 can be miraculously linked to collusion by Russia with the Trump campaign. Even Stormy Daniels admits she thought it was a good idea at the time and while that is certainly salacious, it is not a crime. CNN may not be able to understand the difference between embarrassing scandal and a crime, but at least two Federal Judges have figured this out.
I think this Judge just gave Trump political cover to fire both Rosenstein and Mueller. Trump may not do that, but at a minimum the judge game Trump a “get-out-of-jail”. He made it much harder for Mueller to justify a subpoena against Trump.
Things are about to move in another direction at the speed of light. The main stream media can no longer ignore this story. The more this is investigated the more obvious to everyone that this was nothing more than a politically motivated witch hunt .If reports are accurate, the appointment of a Special Counsel was based on information Rosenstein knew or should have know was patently false. At the same time the DOJ was ignoring criminal acts by Hillary Clinton they were desperately seeking some excuse to convict Donald Trump of “something.”
This has been obvious to some of us for a long time. It may soon become obvious to everyone.