Skip to comments.Leaked court transcripts reveal showdown between judge and Mueller lawyer. It’s a total beatdown.
Posted on 05/06/2018 5:58:37 PM PDT by TBP
It was revealed Friday the federal judge presiding over special counsel Robert Muellers fraud case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort believes the case is not really about the charges Mueller has brought against Manafort.
Instead, the judge alleged Mueller is using Manafort as a pawn to achieve his ultimate goal: prosecution or impeachment of President Donald Trump. CNN broke the story, but now the official court transcripts have been leaked. What they reveal is an epic showdown between Mueller attorney Michael Dreeben and U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis.
What do the transcripts show? The transcripts show Ellis repeatedly grill Dreeben over how their current case against Manafort has anything to do with Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which is the scope of Muellers investigation. The charges Mueller brought against Manafort are for crimes that mostly happened more than a decade ago.
Dreeben repeatedly dodges Ellis questions, forcing the judge to pry answers out of the special counsels team. And just as reported, the judge exposed the case for exactly what he believes it is: an attempt to gain leverage on Manafort that will eventually be used against Trump.
You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump or lead to his prosecution or impeachment or whatever. Thats what youre really interested in, Ellis said. The transcripts show Manaforts lawyer agreed with the judges statement.
Ellis noted Muellers case against Manafort doesnt even mention Russia, which he said hurts the legitimacy of the charges against Manafort.
In the end, Ellis gave Muellers team two weeks to show they have evidence proving Manafort colluded with Russian individuals during the 2016 presidential election. If Muellers team cannot do so, the case could be tossed.
Who published the transcripts? Twitter user @Techno_Fog, who is a New York attorney, published the transcripts in a long Twitter thread over the weekend. He included eloquent lawyer commentary on the showdown.
Mueller, his deep state conspirators, associates and their corrupt investigation are soon going to be history. Then they’ll become the hunted.
US v Manafort Full Text Transcript Hearing Motion May 4 2018
Don’t be so sure. The Deep State has a lot riding on Mueller and may double down with an attack on the judge.
The judge should immediately remove all pillows from his house.
For supposed “crimes” over ten years ago???
Statue of limitations??????
And stay away from the windows. And keep a guard on his car. And wear rubber gloves when opening doors. And....
@techno_fog’s twitter commentary on the transcript
Not anymore. Not with Obama's people. Not with the ugly scar the Kenyan has left upon America.
Judge Ellis must remain cautious and vigilant. We all know what the Deep State did to Antonin Scalia. We don't want the good Judge Ellis dying in his sleep.
This judge has the absolute power to shut this sedition DOWN. He can ban mule face from any more of this crap. CONFLICT OF INTEREST!!
I do not understand why a statute of limitations defense is not in order here.
If there is no valid statute of limitations defense here, then I suppose Hillary is at risk for another eight years at least.
The Deep State has a lot riding on Mueller, but he has already been turned and is working for Trump. This whole thing is a charade to allow the left to continue their meltdown and self destruction, while Sessions quietly prepares all the indictments.
Remember this post.
And who was running the FBI at the time these alleged crimes are alleged to have occurred?
I wish. Not sure though. Mueller has a serious axe to grind with Trump.
As a never Trump site, the Blaze seems to be conflicted. With author buddies of the site’s owner vowing to run against Trump, what is the editorial position about Democrat treasonous misuse?
Is the Blaze going full Trump? Will this reverse at the convenience of that site’s owner?
Listening to the Sunday morning talk shows on C-SPAN radio. 90% Stormy the porn star, 10% Mueller exposed as the real whore.
With a stable full of Democrat lawyers working under him and no leaks as evidence of your conjecture...
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