Special Counsel Mueller Case’s Unraveling In Court
As we have watched cases from the special counsel’s office go before the courts in the last week, we have seen how terrible this inquiry was conducted, and now the courts push back on what they see as unlawful moves by Mueller and company.
We saw last week the court called out the special counsel’s office questioning why they would bring up charges that were totally unrelated to what they were supposed to investigate. The charges against Manifort brought this on, the courts openly chided the special counsel’s office for going on a fishing expedition, not to prosecute a crime, but instead trying to force people to confess to a crime they know nothing of. The legality of this was called into question, a prosecutor can’t legally coerce anyone to give up information if there is no charge, they need to have a finding showing a crime is committed, then build the evidence to provide proof of it, with the special counsel’s office we see the opposite, they are fishing for crime and trying to build a case to find it. In a surprise from the court, something I have never heard before, the Judge said they were not going after crimes due to the crimes, they were trying to put out threats so they could cause the people to testify against Trump for the sake of hurting him, in other words, this was just legal blackmail.
But this was just the beginning. Next we heard of the Russian companies that were indicted, seems Mueller wanted to have his token Russians for the sake of justifying his investigation, what he did not count on was the Russians would show up and bring legal counsel with them, when they demanded a right to findings, to see the evidence compiled against them. First, the special counsel’s office attacked them for daring to offer this, then told the judge they were not prepared for handing over the evidence at this time. This is an interesting move, has many supporting the Special counsel’s move surprised, in the words of a former general counsel:
“This is a real head-scratcher,” said Robert Litt, a former general counsel for the director of national intelligence and now an attorney for the law firm Morrison & Foerster. “This is a Russian company. What do they care? You can’t extradite a corporation.”
It seems they thought if they pushed this narrative through, no one would show up to challenge the subpoena when they did, Mueller did not even have the evidence to present for the case, the Judge was not too happy, told him the case would proceed, now produce the findings or drop the case. According to the court records, when Mueller found out the Russian firms hired in counsel to represent them he frantically tried to delay the court hearing, this was stopped by the court, if they were going to indict they should have had findings already put togather.
If this was the sole issue with the case that would be fine, but we see a pattern of this type of thing with Mueller in the past. Mueller was the one that handled Whitey Bulger case while he was continuing a crime spree and was an FBI witness. There was the case of John Connolly who worked for Mueller handling the Bulger, they set up four men and wrongfully imprisoned them for murder, a case that was later overturned with huge settlements for the defendants. The men he has in his team have a long record of overstepping their bounds, we have seen since Mueller has assembled his team of Democrats and Trump haters even he could not cover for his men, many had to be let go.
It is high time we call off this charade, Mueller needs to wrap this up, either he has evidence of Russia collusion with Trump, if he doesn’t, the case should be done. He is not the Congress; thus he has no legal right to try to impeach Trump or dig until he finds crimes against him, sadly this seems to be his goal, something that goes contrary to the law. The fact that we now know he was brought in without any actual proof of a crime, and his whole job was to find a crime, any crime makes his whole appointment outside the realm of the law, that alone should be reason enough to dismiss him.