Saturday, August 04, 2018 by JD Heyes
More and more Americans are beginning to see special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation for what it really is: A desperate last-ditch effort to undermine POTUS Donald Trump’s administration and eventually drive him from office, overturning the results of the 2016 election.
As Mueller’s case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort launched this week, additional evidence emerged proving that the former FBI director operates more like a terrorist than a federal prosecutor, though as politicized as the Justice Department became under President Obama many would say there isn’t much difference.
As The Gateway Pundit reported, FBI special agent Matthew Mikuska described in court on Wednesday the manner in which Manafort’s home was raided last year – a pre-dawn affair that involved several agents with weapons drawn.
What’s more, the agents insisted on searching Manafort’s wife, Kathleen, for weapons – over alleged financial crimes that her husband may have committed.
As CNN reported:
The search, an unusually hard-nosed tactic in a probe that centers on possible tax and financial crimes, began before dawn and Manafort and his wife lay in bed, according to sources briefed on the matter.
FBI agents entered with guns drawn and insisted on searching Kathleen Manafort for weapons, a standard part of FBI searches but a jarring event for the Manaforts, the sources said.
The Washington Examiner’s Byron York tweeted the passage from CNN.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 20, 2017
But as the Washington Post reported in August 2017 shortly after the raid, the FBI seized documents that Manafort had already provided to Congress.
“The documents seized in the raid include materials Manafort had provided to Congress, said people familiar with the search, and the significance of what was obtained remained unclear…” the paper noted.
One White House adviser told the Post, “If the FBI wanted the documents, they could just ask [Manafort] and he would have turned them over.”
Manafort had already provided more than 300 pages of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees by then. (Related: Manafort indictment shows that Mueller is a fraud.)
But that wasn’t enough for Robert Mueller; he chose to go full Gestapo on Manafort.
The Washington Examiner, in a separate report discussing the trial this week, said that Mikuska testified that he was the seizing agent in the raid. He told jurors that he knocked on the door three times to gain access but used a key after no one came to the door (remember it was pre-dawn and likely the Manafort’s were spooked by the presence of someone at their door so early). Once inside, “agents saw Manafort,” the news site noted.
Mikuska told federal prosecutor Uzo Asonye that the documents obtained by the government consisted of loan agreements, loan applications, and invoices for work on a number of properties along the East Coast Manafort owns.
At one point the judge in the case, T.S. Ellis III, a Reagan appointee who has been critical of Mueller’s prosecutors, challenged them to tell him how the invoices and other documents are related to Manafort’s case. Earlier, the Washington Examiner noted further, “Ellis also took issue with the use of the term ‘oligarch’ to describe various Ukrainians who paid Manafort for his work there,” adding that he believes the term is generally used to describe people who are criminals or who belong to despotic governments.
The point is at the time of the raid Manafort and his attorneys were cooperating with the government and Congress. They were providing requested documents, and any that had yet to be obtained would have been Mueller’s for the asking.
But obviously, Mueller’s not playing any of this straight. His objective from the outset has been to “get Trump.” And the longer he’s able to harass anyone tied to the president while Hillary Clinton continues to breathe free air, the more profound this injustice becomes.
Read more about Robert Mueller’s misbehavior at RobertMueller.news.