Thread Tools
Jun 27, 2018, 11:12 AM
Registered User
T.D.'s Avatar
Thread OP
Discussion

Judge Praised by Trump for Questioning Muellers Authority Rules Mueller has authority


"Judge Praised by Trump for Questioning Robert Mueller’s Authority Rules That Mueller Does, in Fact, Have Authority"

Donald Trump, who read some of Ellis’ remarks aloud approvingly at an NRA event the next day and called him “a highly respected judge” who is “very special.”


Even at the time, though, legal observers cautioned that Ellis’ musings in court did not amount to a belief that Manafort should go free; moreover, Manafort is also charged with other crimes in Washington, D.C., where a judge recently revoked his bail and sent him to jail over suspected witness tampering. And, completing the loop, Ellis has now issued a ruling asserting that Mueller’s charges against Manafort are in fact legitimate. Wrote Ellis:

"The May 17 Appointment Order plainly authorizes the investigation of indirect links between Trump campaign officials and the Russian government in addition to more direct connections. In this regard, the May 17 Appointment Order authorizes the Special Counsel to investigate defendant’s ties with individuals financially and politically supported by the Russian government, even where, as here, those individuals are not themselves members of the Russian government.

It is “plausible” and indeed ultimately persuasive,” he said further, “to argue that the [Manafort] investigation and prosecution has some relevance to the election which occurred months if not years after the alleged misconduct.”





https://slate.com/news-and-politics/...-argument.html


Quick Reply
Message:

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion Judge rules Trump’s DACA phaseout legal Dave Barrow Life, The Universe, and Politics 18 Mar 09, 2018 01:24 AM
Discussion Judge Rules Trump Admin. Can Withhold Grant From CA Over “Sanctuary” Concerns Dave Barrow Life, The Universe, and Politics 0 Mar 06, 2018 03:10 PM
Discussion Author Wolff Says Trump's Associates Question His Fitness AA5BY Life, The Universe, and Politics 49 Jan 08, 2018 09:26 AM
Discussion Look who the Hawaii judge met with before ruling against Trump's EO kenpoprofessor Life, The Universe, and Politics 27 Mar 17, 2017 10:49 AM
Discussion Can Trump receive a fair trial presided by a Judge of Mexican heritage? i812 Life, The Universe, and Politics 153 Jun 07, 2016 01:15 AM