Last week, the special counsel accused Manafort of witness tampering in the case against him. Mueller said he had documents and telephone records showing that Manafort tried to communicate with two other people connected to the case.
Jackson reviewed Mueller’s documents and ordered Manafort to sit in jail until the case against him is finalized. This is a massive ruling, and underscores the daunting power of Mueller. When he asks for something, liberal judges are giving it all to him.
Manafort, who briefly served as President Donald Trump‘s campaign chairman during the 2016 presidential election, has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him.
As detailed by Conservative Daily Post, Mueller indicted Manafort on a slew of tax and bank fraud charges from before his work in Ukraine, which occurred years before he was involved with the Trump campaign.
Manafort argues the charges against him are well-beyond the scope of Mueller’s job description, which is supposed to be finding so-called collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
Mueller was appointed over a year ago to lead the investigation, and his job duties were clearly outlined: look into the erroneous democrat claim that Trump colluded with Russia during the election.
Yet, his top target has been Manafort and going after him for crimes he allegedly committed years before the 2016 election.
If Manafort broke the law by committing bank fraud, tax evasion, or any other provable crimes, many would agree he should face those charges and have his day in court. If a judge found that he tampered with witnesses and violated the terms of his bail agreement, he is going to face the consequences.
But none of that has anything to do with Mueller, his office, or why he was appointed to lead the Russia investigation. The charges are not only from the mid to late 2000s, they have nothing to do with the Russian government.
Many Americans are rightfully questioning why Mueller, who has already blown threw million in taxpayer dollars, is charging Manafort for crimes that are well-beyond the scope of his investigation.
After nearly a year of investigating, Mueller has not produced a shred of evidence against Trump regarding any illegal actions with Russia. And the latest ruling from the judge shows that the special counsel has the power to go after anyone for anything.