A federal judge told Mueller’s prosecutors that he knew they were not really interested in possible bank fraud committed by Paul Manafort but were just trying to force him to testify against Donald Trump. If Manafort can be frightened into thinking he will go to prison for the rest of his life on bank-fraud charges dating back to before he worked for Trump as his campaign manager, the chances are good that Manfort would say anything to avoid prison even if it were not true. Mueller’s prosecutors are determined to use Manafort as the path to destroy Trump.
The FBI raided the office and home of Michael Cohen, Trump’s long-time attorney who allegedly paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money just before the 2016 election to silence her about an affair in 2006. The FBI was acting on behalf of special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen’s records include attorney client protected documents.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian citizens and three Russian entities on charges of interfering in US elections through “sowing discord” on Facebook, and organizing events that criticized Hillary Clinton- the charges amount to Russians acting as ‘Facebook trolls’. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein admitted that no Americans were in involved, and there is no charge that the activity altered the outcome of the election. Mueller has yet to present any evidence of collusion
Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, is suing Mueller for going outside the legitimate scope of investigation. Manafort was indicted on 12 counts related to unlawful financial dealings. The Special Counsel has paid particular attention to the involvement of Mr. Manafort’s company in a lobbying campaign that ended in 2014, his bank accounts and tax filings through 2014, and personal expenditures from his political consulting work, none of which have any connection whatsoever to the 2016 Trump campaign.
Former President Obama’s White House ethics lawyer, Walter Schaub, has warned of “taking to the streets” in case Robert Mueller is fired from the special investigation. He and other Democrats believe Trump may fire Mueller over the holidays. MoveOn.org, a leftist organization funded by George Soros, responded on its web site by posting plans to roll out nationwide ‘rapid response’ rallies that will begin hours after news breaks of a Mueller firing. Trump’s White House lawyer says flatly that Mueller will not be fired.