Today, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, a Federal Judge in the Paul Manafort litigation was questioning the Mueller investigation. Basically, he was considering the Russian Collusion probe to be in a broad overreach of it’s mandate.
The Judge is questioning if the Mueller team is simply trying to pressure Paul Manafort into leading them to an unknown crime by President Donald J Trump. This is a HUGE overreach by Mueller’s team! (VIDEO BELOW.)
In a STUNNING rebuke this is what Judge Ellis says moments ago in a Virginia court:
As reported by Fox News, Judge Ellis says to the Mueller team:
“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort. You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment, or whatever.”
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WATCH as John Ratcliffe (TX-R), House Judiciary Committee comments on Judge Ellis’ stunner when he called out the Mueller investigation for overreach.
CNN also reports, Judge Ellis says, “None of that information has to do with information related to Russian government coordination and the campaign of Donald Trump.”
And if CNN is reporting it, then you know the “Russia! Russia! Russia!” team is feeling zero support! Is it time to end the witch hunt?
Also, Judge Ellis is asking to see the information on the scope of the original investigation. Fox reports, “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.
Manafort’s attorneys argue the special counsel does not have the power to indict him on the charges they have brought. And seemed to find a sympathetic ear with Ellis.
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.”