Make no mistake, the witch hunt is ON. Recall, the day before Halloween, Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign manager from March 2016 until August 2016, surrenders to Federal authorities? Moreover, the charges, at the time, were unclear.
Turns out, the charges were for money laundering. Additionally, there was a charge for failure to register as a foreign agent. In 2012, he worked with a Ukranian and it had nothing to do with the Trump campaign. The charges were from years prior to candidate Trump announcing he would run for the 2016 Presidency. (VIDEO BELOW.)
Then on January 3rd, Paul Manafort slaps a lawsuit back on the Mueller team. Specifically, Mueller and Rosenstein. The suit is for overstepping.
Citing from Reuters, the Mueller team were being sued for “alleging that the special counsel’s wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia exceeded his legal authority and needed to be reined in.”
Fast forward to today:
The Mueller team is now doubling down on Manafort. Furthermore, in a fresh indictment which has nothing to do with Russian collusion. They have slapped him with an obstruction of justice charge. (Continued below.)
As reports, The Daily Caller, “Mueller is charging Manafort and Konstantin Kilimnik with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice as part of an alleged scheme to force two witnesses in the case against Manafort to alter their testimony, according to the indictment.”
Specifically, this new indictment “which was handed down in federal court in Washington, D.C., does not make any allegations about Manafort’s activities during the campaign,” as per the DC.
Fox News reports, a spokesperson for Manafort says, “Mr. Manafort is innocent and nothing about this latest allegation changes our defense. We will do our talking in court.” (Continued below.)
Additionally, the Department of Justice issued an indictment to a Senate staffer on the same day.
In a separate account, Neil Cavuto reports on President Trump’s comment to reporters when they asked about a potential pardon for Manafort.
“Meanwhile, President Trump on Friday dismissed any talk of pardoning Manafort or his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in New York,” Fox reports.
Neil quotes the POTUS in the video below:
“They haven’t been convicted of anything. There’s nothing to pardon. It is far too early to be thinking about it.” – President Trump
WATCH video below: