Judge T.S. Ellis III questions motives of Mueller team for going after Paul Manafort.
U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III ripped into the Mueller team during a hearing, questioning their honesty and saying that they’re just using an indictment against Paul Manafort to try and get to Donald Trump.
Said Ellis, “I don’t see what relation this indictment has with what the special counsel is authorized to investigate…you don’t care about bank fraud, what you care about is what Manafort could give you that would reflect on Trump/lead to his impeachment.”
Ellis also questioned the scope and authority of Mueller’s investigation, saying “We don’t want anyone in this country with unfettered power. It’s unlikely you’re going to persuade me the special prosecutor has power to do anything he or she wants.”
As reported by Fox News, Ellis “summed up the argument of the Special Counsel’s Office as, “We said this was what [the] investigation was about, but we are not bound by it and we were lying.” He referenced the common exclamation from NFL announcers, saying: “C’mon man!”‘
Trump responded to Judge Ellis’ comments:
“It’s a witchhunt…we’re all fightin’ battles but I love fightin’ these battles”—President Trump on U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III’s rebuke of Mueller’s team at NRA conference. pic.twitter.com/Y8LTpaqCRl
— nwsltr (@nwsltrMe) May 4, 2018
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