Pursuing Manafort isn’t the purview of a Special Counsel but a Federal Prosecutor.
Mueller’s entire roster of 16 Special Counsel assistants (lawyers) are liberal Democrats.
The media spins this as an attempt to overthrow a legitimately elected president. They’d better get the actual intent of the Special Counsel–Russian collusion–off the ground or there will be blood in the streets.
Why is this [Manafort indictment] being pursued in 2017? Because everyone thought Hillary would win.
The Podesta Group, a Democratic lobbying firm co-founded by Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, appears to play a central role in the indictments of the former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.
From 2006 to 2014, Manafort and Richard Gates “engaged in a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign in the United States at the direction of [former Ukrainian President Victor] Yanukovych, the Party of Regions, and the government of Ukraine,” according to the indictment. The Party of Regions is a pro-Russia Ukrainian political party whose leader, Yanukovych, served as president from 2010 to 2014.
Manafort and Gates chose two companies, identified as Company A and Company B in the indictment, to lobby on behalf of the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, a European nonprofit that officials say was created as a mouthpiece for the Party of Regions. Previous news reports have indicated that the two companies are the Podesta Group and Mercury LLC.
What has Paul Manafort’s alleged illegal activities, taken place long before Donald Trump ran for President, to do with the purported intent of the Special Counsel; i.e., Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election?? WHO KNOWS??
Liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is playing dominoes by indicting Paul Manafort to get to the president. Dershowitz added, “I don’t think they’re going to get him [Trump]. I don’t think they have anything.”
Dershowitz said, “Well, there’s no question that although Manafort didn’t do anything that had anything to do with the Russian probe or anything like that, his indictment has everything to do with Trump. They never would have indicted him for money laundering or tax evasion if he weren’t somebody they thought could turn on Trump, could provide information or evidence.
If not Trump, somebody higher up in the chain between Manafort and Trump, this is dominoes. You knock down the first domino, that knocks down the second domino. Ultimately, what Mueller is aiming for is the big domino in the Oval Office. I don’t think they’re going to get him. I don’t think they have anything. Because collusion, even if were to be established, isn’t a crime. You have to find something that actually violates the federal criminal statutes. I don’t think they’re even close to that.