Skip to comments.Mueller signals outside prosecutors may eventually take over Russian trolls case (Running Away?)
Posted on 06/24/2018 8:01:14 AM PDT by Hostage
A handful of new federal prosecutors have joined one of special counsel Robert S. Mueller IIIs cases an indication that he is preparing to hand off at least one prosecution to others when his office completes its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In a pair of court filings Friday, the special counsel added four assistant U.S. attorneys to the case against Russian entities and people accused of running an online influence operation targeting American voters.
People familiar with the staffing decision said the new prosecutors are not joining Muellers team, but rather are being added to the case so that they could someday take responsibility for it when the special counsel ceases operation. The case those prosecutors are joining could drag on for years because the indictment charges a number of Russians who will probably never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom. Russia does not extradite its citizens.
The development suggests Mueller is contemplating the end of his work and farming out any potentially outstanding prosecutions to other parts of the Justice Department.
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It shows that we never needed an independent prosecutor in the first place.
Golly, I better get out my tabulator....to record the hundreds of times Obama's name is mentioned (smirk).
May they’ll be from Australia? That’s where kangaroos come from.
You and me both.
At this point it’s gone on too long, and I’d like to see a judge site him for contempt of court for dragging it out after he already knew Trump had done nothing wrong.
This should be grounds for misconduct.
No. He is guaranteeing that the pretext for cover-up and lawfare outlasts his status.
We KNEW that discovery was going to do Mueller in. This is one case in many where he will look the fool. He was too stupid to foresee that Russians could have lawyers too.
Cannot wait until that day. I’m patiently looking forward to t.
I’m thinking in a little while, when the DOJ comes to its senses, it will drop the charges. And Mueller will have egg on his face as he is eating crow.
I’m no legal scholar, but have been listening to Mark Levin. He keeps talking about the appointments clause of the constitution, which goes way over my head. Would other prosecutors stepping in fall under this clause? Can any great legal minds help with this?
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