I pronounce it “SCAN-dull-RAM-uh”, if you were wondering.
It hasn’t been a good week for Team Deep State or its captain, Special Counsel Mueller. I think it’s reasonable to say that the Trump-Russia Collusion story is in its early death throes. My own sense, a couple of weeks ago, was that the Cohen raid was a mistake. An overreach. It seemed desperate. Now we see that it really was an attempt to land a blow on Trump for something and that it was a bad look for Mueller. Since then, it hasn’t gotten better.
The biggest happening on this front was a federal judge rebuking the Special Counsel for basically lying about his entire reason for prosecuting Manafort.
A federal judge expressed deep skepticism Friday of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in the bank fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, at one point saying he believes that Mueller’s motivation is to oust President Donald Trump from office.
Obvious coup is obvious, it seems. The judge could easily dismiss the case without prejudice and allow Manafort to have new charges filed by a US Attorney’s Office, but it would still be a humiliating setback for Mueller, who is obviously wasting our time with this neverending investigation.
“Well, what about Cohen?” you may ask. “He’s sure to flip on Trump!”
Yeah, just like Manafort and Flynn were supposed to, right? Judge Ellis had something to say on that too.
However, the Judge has his own theory:
Did the SC farm out the Cohen case because it wasn't within the SC's jurisidction, or….
Did it have SDNY handle the Cohen case because they "can't use this to further [the Special Counsel's] core effort, which is to get to Trump" pic.twitter.com/ttv7L5UjZh
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) May 5, 2018
Under this theory, Mueller isn’t handling the prosecution of Cohen because there’s nothing there that implicates Trump. It honestly makes sense to me, given that nothing Manafort has been charged with has anything to with Russia or the election. His proximity to Trump during the campaign itself seems to be the only reason for any of this.
This isn’t Mueller’s only looming potential setback to emerge this week either.
A federal judge has rejected special counsel Robert Mueller’s request to delay the first court hearing in a criminal case charging three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens with using social media and other means to foment strife among Americans in advance of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
In a brief order Saturday evening, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich offered no explanation for her decision to deny a request prosecutors made Friday to put off the scheduled Wednesday arraignment for Concord Management and Consulting, one of the three firms charged in the case.
The 13 people charged in the high-profile indictment in February are considered unlikely to ever appear in a U.S. court. The three businesses accused of facilitating the alleged Russian troll farm operation — the Internet Research Agency, Concord Management, and Concord Catering — were also expected to simply ignore the American criminal proceedings.
Last month, however, a pair of Washington-area lawyers suddenly surfaced in the case, notifying the court that they represent Concord Management. POLITICO reported at the time that the move appeared to be a bid to force Mueller’s team to turn over relevant evidence to the Russian firm and perhaps even to bait prosecutors into an embarrassing dismissal in order to avoid disclosing sensitive information.
Oh, and sentencing for Flynn was delayed again. Fantastic timing, given that Congress also released the unredacted Comey testimony which stated that Flynn showed no physical signs of deception during his interview with the FBI following his phone call with Kislayek that wasn’t even illegal or improper in the first place.
Flynn didn’t lie, but Comey did: “Comey has denied telling lawmakers that the agents who interviewed Flynn did not believe Flynn had lied.” https://t.co/JGjGWASr9A
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 5, 2018
Forget everything I said about the likelihood that Trump will just pardon everybody. He might not even have to bother. The wheels are coming of off the Mueller probe and I think it’s safe to say that the end is in sight.
I mean, Clapper apparently leaked information to CNN and was rewarded for it with a job. Lisa Page and one of Comey’s minions resigned from the FBI. And all eyes are turning to the upcoming OIG report that may expose just how crooked the entire Obama-era DOJ really was.
The Democrats now get to head into the midterms running against a strong economy and maybe even a diplomatic victory in Korea. What they have to run on is banning the 2nd Amendment (good luck taking Congress on that platform) and impeaching Trump for…what has turned out to be nothing. Well, not totally nothing. There have been plenty of crimes, but they were committed by Democrats and their Deep State buddies.
“B-but, what about Stormy Daniels?” What about her? Nobody cares that Trump screwed her, aside from CNN. As mentioned above, if there were anything there that could get Trump in serious trouble, Mueller would be prosecuting him. Anyway, she’s busy having a feud with Roseanne over whether or not she ever got assfucked on camera. I’ll leave it to someone else to review her filmography for proof of whether it’s true or not. I don’t care.
Congress needs to put forward a resolution demanding an end to Mueller’s investigation. It has gone on for too long, gone too far outside of its boundaries, and (as I’ve repeatedly said) no findings that come of it will have validity anyway. It’s time for it to end and for Mueller to return to his retirement. No Democrat should even disagree with this. It has become a national embarrassment and is doing more harm than good even to the cause of Never-Trumpers.
Shut it down.