February 20, 2018
Robert Mueller thinks about his life. Cue the Johnny Cash cover of Nine Inch Nail’s “Hurt.”
So, uhhhhhh. Mueller’s got another BIG indictment that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with Russia or Trump.
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged the lawyer of Paul Manafort’s business partner Rick Gates with lying to Russia probe investigators. Both Gates and former Trump adviser Manafort have already been indicted.
As well as allegedly lying about his communications with Manafort partner Gates, lawyer Alex Van der Zwaan has been accused of deleting, or failing to produce, emails sought by the Mueller’s investigation team which is looking into alleged collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team and Russia.
In the aftermath of being charged by Mueller’s investigation Manafort filed a lawsuit against Mueller on the grounds that his indictment violated the scope of the investigation. None of the charges are related to his work on Trump’s campaign or alleged collusion with Russia rather they focus on his work in Ukraine.
Following Manafort’s indictment Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Washington should investigate the connections of the businessmen with ex-Ukrainian leader Viktor Yanukovich rather than blaming Russia with whom the men have no apparent connection. Manafort and Gates are suspected of having received payments from Yanukovich and Manafort worked as a lobbyist for the former president.
Lavrov stressed that there is no evidence supporting the idea that Moscow meddled in the election campaign. “I’ve already heard we’ll soon be not only interfering in elections, but also manipulating the environment in order to create floods,” he quipped.
This team is just trying to come up with anything at this point.
They did this massive fishing expedition, looking into the finances and entire personal lives of everyone that had anything to do with Donald Trump, and then found… some tax crap.
Oh and the 13 Russian shitposters, who were not connected to the Kremlin or to Trump in any way, and who are apparently being charged for arranging fake Black Lives Matter rallies on Twitter.
So throw in this lawyer who misspoke about some tax thing.
Then let’s go ahead and shut it down, and appoint a second special counsel to investigate just what the hell Mueller was doing with this wild goose chase.