Skip to comments.A look at President Trump's new favorite judge
Posted on 05/18/2018 2:43:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
It was just over a week ago that President Donald Trump and his legal team in their eyes got vindication -- a federal judge that questioned the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's now one-year-old probe. The judge, T.S. Ellis, questioned the scope of the probe as he presided over a second case involving former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Ellis, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, caught the attention of many in that early May hearing after he poked, prodded and even appeared to question the motives of the prosecutor arguing against the effort to have the case thrown out.
Dont read very much into it. He will, in the end, follow the law, and the law is pretty clear. It happens. I wouldnt read much in this, one former federal prosecutor, who has appeared many times before Ellis, told ABC News.
Another attorney who also appeared regularly before a sometimes cantankerous Ellis, a former trial lawyer, said the judge does not look warmly upon prosecutors from the Justice Department or from outside the Eastern District of Virginia.
This point was hammered home repeatedly on that May day in court, as the judge had previously dressed down the Mueller team for appearing without a local attorney.
He is a judge who is assertive in the courtroom and not shy about challenging, but I would not use his line of questioning to predict how he is going to rule on a matter," the former federal prosecutor said.
But for now, Ellis is the focus, and how he will rule is anyones guess.
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Lemme guess...Judge Ellis is believed to have been a Klan member?
It's statements like these that tell you that "The Law" is a total pile of pony poop.
It's not rocket surgery, and you should be able to program a lot of the legal system into computer software.
Too bad the long article could not find room to write about most of the significant things that the Judge said in the courtroom.
The Donald needs to fire Sleepy Sessions and hire a hard core, ass kicking, take-no-prisoners, sonova beech like Chris Christie or Mark Levin.
I don’t like Special Counsels, they are given carte blanche to investigate ANYTHING and usually do just to justify their existence and because prosecutors seem to get off on indicting people.
What a pantload. The law does not even allow for a special prosecutor to begin without any evidence of a crime.
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