On Monday, I alerted you to Sen. Ron DeSantis offering an amendment to shut down Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has been leading a witch hunt of President Trump over Russia collusion for the last few months.
This amendment is badly needed. Mueller just sent subpoenas to aides of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. He’s digging deeper and deeper into all of President Trump’s former associates. This latest move proves how far he’s willing to go to snag our president in illegal wrongdoing.
But here’s my question: How long does Mueller think he can drag out this investigation? There’s no criminal wrongdoing here and there never has been.
I think Mueller and his Democrat goon squad are going to drag this witch hunt out to at least the midterm elections in November 2018, if not beyond. There’s no earthly reason why it should be dragging on like this. Either Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee need to rein in these subversive snakes by cutting off their funding or giving them a short timetable to wrap this charade up. I’d give ’em until Halloween, at which time they should either have to show concrete evidence of illegality or pack it up and go home.
But now it looks like the Mueller investigation just took a turn for the worse.
The subpoenas seeking documents and testimony were sent to Melissa Laurenza, an attorney with the Akin Gump law firm who until recently represented Manafort, and to Jason Maloni, who is Manafort’s spokesman, according to people familiar with the matter.
Manafort is under investigation for possible tax and financial crimes, according to US officials briefed on the investigation. The allegations under investigation largely center on Manafort’s work for the former ruling party in Ukraine, which was ousted amid street protests over its pro-Russian policies.
It’s unclear what specific information the Mueller investigators believe Laurenza and Maloni may have. But issuing subpoenas to a lawyer of someone under investigation is unusual, in part because it raises potential attorney-client privilege issues that prosecutors tend to try to avoid. Maloni, as a public relations representative, doesn’t have the same attorney-client privilege protections.
Remember when President Trump tweeted this:
You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history – led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017
Here are social media responses to this latest Mueller grab:
— JohnWickofPolitics (@Gingrich_of_PA) August 29, 2017
WSJ: Mueller has subpoenaed Manafort's spokesman for records and is seeking his testimony before a grand jury. https://t.co/YSrvGdAYDE
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 29, 2017
Is it me or have you noticed the lack of conservative websites standing up for Manafort? Think about it like this: If they raided his house and still came up empty-handed, they just need to let it go, don’t you agree?
This investigation needs to end. It’s already gone too far. If Manafort funneled money from Europe, that is something totally different than Russia throwing our election.
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