Finally – FINALLY – it would appear that there are REAL judges out there who are determined to do what’s right – Especially when it comes to doing what’s right in the way of true justice. Ronald Reagan 1987 appointee, Judge T. D. Ellis, III, deserves great praise for his integrity and sense of justice in light of his seeing right through the Mueller prevarication nonsense, and by letting Mueller’s lemming minions know about it in a very provocative manner.
On the one hand, the Mueller ‘Russian Collusion’ investigation is now tied neck and neck with the Stormy Daniels affair. Both of which are now producing a huge ‘yawn’ from the American people – a true ‘turtle race’ if you will, since a large percentage of the American People see the whole ‘Russiagate’ story as the seditious nonsense that it is.
Now I’m no ‘legalese exponent’ in any sense of the definition, but I do understand that ‘Need to Know’ is always the major issue in classified information. Anyone can have the highest security clearance available and still have no need to know on various documents. In this particular case we are all aware that the Mueller team are playing games with the Judge, but they are finding out the hard way that he can play games too, except his games mean far more than their games do.
It will be very interesting to see what finally happens when they reconvene in a couple of weeks. I’m thinking it shouldn’t surprise anyone if Judge Ellis didn’t simply dismiss the case against Manafort, while reaming out Mueller’s minions in the process. A bonus ‘hope on hope’ would be that Judge Ellis would recommend at the least, that all of Mueller’s minions associated with the Manafort case be brought before the American Bar Association to justify their actions and perhaps be disbarred. An added bonus would be that he recommends the Justice Dept bring charges against them as well.
One can always dream!
Matthew Vadum and his opener ‘Judge Calls Out Mueller for Witch Hunt’ in FrontPageMag…
A federal trial judge’s merciless thrashing of lawyers for out-of-control Special Counsel Robert Mueller prosecuting Paul Manafort suggests that the former Trump campaign manager’s conviction on unrelated bank fraud charges may not be the foregone conclusion the media keeps telling us it is.
The independent-minded behavior of T.S. Ellis III at a May 4 hearing on a motion to dismiss charges against Manafort seems so unlike that of so many of his applause-seeking brethren on the federal bench. It also seems to indicate there are still federal judges out there who are not establishment toadies shackled in thrall-like servility to the Deep State. (A transcript of the day’s proceedings may be viewed here.)
Appointed by President Reagan in 1987, Alexandria, Va.-based Judge Ellis “could be the ultimate nightmare” for Mueller, Richard Pollock notes at the Daily Caller, adding that a dismissal of the charges against Manafort “could be a major wrecking ball to Mueller’s overall case in his Russian collusion case against President Donald Trump.”
At the hearing last Friday, Judge Ellis reminded those in the courtroom that he has handled several espionage cases and currently holds one of the government’s highest level security clearances, as he gave Mueller team member Michael R. Dreeben, a dressing-down.
The financial charges against Manafort arise from events way back in 2005 that are well outside Mueller’s original mandate to probe the Trump campaign’s alleged electoral collusion with Russia in 2016. “C’mon man!” the judge said in a series of caustic, sarcasm-laden encounters.
“If I look at the indictment, none of that information has anything to do with links or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Donald Trump,” he told Dreeben. “So I don’t see what relation this indictment has with anything the special prosecutor is authorized to investigate.”
Judge Ellis expressed anger over Mueller’s redaction of 75 percent of a 2017 so-called scope memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, which outlined Mueller’s commission.
Ellis attacked Mueller, claiming the prosecutor’s real intention was, “to exert leverage on a defendant so that the defendant will turn and provide information on what is really the focus of the special prosecutor,” which is President Trump.
Dreeben answered, explaining that the “investigatory scope” granted to Mueller’s office allowed prosecutors to include wrongs from more than a decade ago.
Ellis hit back.
“My question to you was, how does bank fraud and these other things that go back to 2005, 2007, how does that have anything to do with links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of Trump?”
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Finally – Judge Ellis is to be applauded for standing up to the ‘tolerant’ Left. This sham of an ‘investigation’ has needed to be ended for months, as it has been an outrageous waste of taxpayer money. But even more importantly, and what the majority of people need to understand, is that this is a full-court press by Obama Deep State operatives to overthrow a duly-elected president; a seditious action at the very least.
Looks and sounds to me like we finally have a criminal law judge of moral turpitude who seems to have become tired of the BS being tossed around by the Mueller Mosaics Magical Mystery Tour (apologies to the Beatles by the way) which seems to have got hopelessly lost in both its purpose and ultimate outcome.
In the meantime, the presidential acumen on display by President Donald J. Trump, his administration, his actionable items, and his continuing success, is becoming a wonder to behold as he goes boldly (both mentally and physically) where other presidents of the immediate past have doggedly deigned to even consider.
Semper Fi Mr. President – MAGA!
See also Ben Stein in American Spectator: God Bless Judge Ellis