Written by: Jack Bibiano – Follow me on Twitter: @LibertyDragon1 – Add me on Facebook: Juan Bibiano
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the man in charge of running the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, has run into quite the sharp spike in the road as lawyers from a Russian company accused of trolling have unexpectedly shown up in court. The indictment, opened by Mueller back in February, named 3 companies and 13 Russian nationals as professional trolls. The defendants were supposedly running a Russian Troll campaign mainly through social media, intending to “spread distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general,” before and during the U.S. presidential election. This indictment insinuates that the “troll campaign” was geared towards helping then-candidate Donald Trump, as well as socialist candidate Bernie Sanders
It’s worth noting that the defendants could have just avoided coming to the United States altogether, thus never facing trial. However, named-defendant Russian company Concord Management and Consulting, called the Mueller bluff and hired lawyers and volunteered to stand trial. Defense lawyers for Concord Management have accused the Mueller team of “pettifoggery” and even indicting a ham sandwich. This ham sandwich statement is an allusion that refers back to when New York Chief Judge Sol Wachtler once told the New York Daily News, in 1985, that government prosecutors have so much power over grand juries, that they could theoretically make them indict just about anybody—or anything.
The first sign of trouble for the Russian troll indictment came after Mueller’s team pleaded with U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich to delay the hearing. The judge denied the special counsel’s requests, citing no reason. This ruling has sent ripples through the special counsel. Mueller now has to show up in court, assumedly unprepared, for the charges he brought to court months prior. This blunder has led to even more skepticism over the authenticity of Mueller’s claims.
The Trump-Russia investigation in general took its first big hit just a few days before Mueller’s delay was denied. Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III, in relation to the Paul Manafort case, slammed the special counsel for being out to get the president. Ellis’s exact words were as following: “You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort,”…“You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead to Mr. Trump, and his eventual prosecution or impeachment.” Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is accused of secretly funding a pro-Russia group in europe. Mueller’s statement claims that Paul Manafort “secretly retained a group of former senior European politicians to take positions favorable to Ukraine, including by lobbying in the United States” Trump praised Judge Ellis’s statements during his speech at the NRA convention, throwing printed-out pages on the floor as he went through it with striking applause from the audience.
These new developments are now working in conjunction with each other to degrade public confidence in Mueller’s special counsel. Polls indicate that more-and-more Americans are becoming distrustful of Mueller and his so-called “investigation” into everything Trump-related. I think most people just call it for what it really seem to be now, a witchhunt!