A federal judge slammed Robert Mueller’s year-long investigation in a ruling released this week, saying “even a blind person can see” the special counsel was using Paul Manafort to “target” the President.
US District Judge T.S. Ellis III released the statement Thursday, blasting Mueller’s months-long probe into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia; adding “charges against defendant are intended to induce defendant to cooperate with the Special Counsel by providing evidence against the President.”
“Given the investigation’s focus on President Trump’s campaign, even a blind person can see that the true target of the Special Counsel’s investigation is President Trump, not defendant, and that defendant’s prosecution is part of that larger plan,” he wrote.
“Specifically, the charges against defendant are intended to induce defendant to cooperate with the Special Counsel by providing evidence against the President or other members of the campaign. Although these kinds of high-pressure prosecutorial tactics are neither uncommon nor illegal, they are distasteful,” Ellis added.
h/t Washington Times