Robert Mueller’s Witch Hunt Took A Dangerous New Turn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has led a vicious charge against President Trump’s former campaign team for over a year.

With little evidence arising throughout that span of time, it was believed the case had become cold.

But just this week, Robert Mueller’s witch hunt came to a climax—and the fallout will certainly be interesting.

Two former members of Trump’s campaign team were just charged with financial crimes.

The charges come as Mueller has been investigating many of Trump’s campaign, hoping to find conspirators in the interference by Russian operatives in the 2016 American election.

Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, was one of the men charged with committing fraud to their bank.

Rick Gates was also charged.

Breitbart reported:

The new 32-count indictment accuses the men of lying to banks about their business income in order to get more than $20 million in loans. The charges come as part of Mueller’s investigation into alleged meddling by the Russian government in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

In October, Manfort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, and Gates, a former campaign aide, pleaded not guilty to a slew of other charges filed by the Mueller team. A federal judge placed them both on house arrest.

Manafort resigned as Trump’s campaign chairman in August 2016 after The New York Times reported a Ukrainian government corruption probe found Manafort received nearly $13 million off the books from a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party. In June 2017, when Manafort registered as a foreign agent after the fact, he reported making more than $17 million from the Party of Regions.

The new indictment says Manafort and Gates passed the money they received from Ukraine through foreign bank accounts to conceal it from the Internal Revenue Service. The charges include preparing false tax returns, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and failure to disclose income from foreign sources.

Meanwhile, Gates is accused of transferring more than $3 million from offshore accounts.

Though Manafort was ousted from the Trump campaign in 2016, Gates stayed on and had a role in the president’s inaugural committee. He also was part of a lobbying group to help push Trump’s agenda, but he was forced out in April amid questions over his role in the Russia probe.

On Jan. 3, 2018, Manafort sued the Department of Justice, saying Mueller didn’t have the authority to investigate his lobbying dealings in Ukraine. The Department of Justice asked for the suit to be dropped, saying Manafort misinterpreted Mueller’s appointment as allowing him to investigate crimes “uncovered for the very first time during his investigation.”

They said he can prosecute crimes the Justice Department knew about.

The charges brought against these two men will certainly lead to an interesting fallout— though it is unclear how the financial crimes were related to Robert Mueller’s case, and may simply be a desperate man grasping at straws.

Do you believe Paul Manafort and Rick Gates committed fraud?

Leave us your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • Roger

    Who cares Mueller is a big joke!

    Actions speak louder than words and President Trump’s actions speaks volumes for the American people!
    President Trump has done more for America and the American people in one year than the previous four presidents did in 28 years!
    Donald Trump is my AMAZING PRESIDENT and like he promised, president for all AMERICANS! President Trump is the best president ever and the most brilliant leader in the history of the world! Make America Great Again, greater than ever before! AMERICA and AMERICANS FIRST!

  • MikeyParks

    It’s hard to believe that Mueller has the word “Honorable” on his nameplate.

    • America1st

      Let’s see how DOJ IG Horowitz coupled with AG Sessions’ DA Huber investigation into FISA Court abuses turn the tables on former FBI Director Bob Mueller who was in charge of the FISA Court when it was first established. I suspect that Mueller has bigger legal problems and personal legal liability to worry about than his alleged Trump Russia Collusion witch hunt. May true justice be swift. See ya Bobby.

  • Larry5469

    Mueller needs to be taken out and shot. He has traveled so far afield in his “investigation” and has gone into areas that were not his to explore. In his zeal to find anything he could try to make stick to OUR PRESIDENT he has gotten totally out of hand.

    • Roger

      He is wasting his time and our money! President Trump has more intelligence in his little finger than Mueller’s entire family!

  • RICH ESPUGA

    STILL NO COLLUSION

    • reasoning with facts

      Also, “COLLUSION” isn`t a crime…

      • RICH ESPUGA

        got that right

  • kk1949

    Mueller is not to be trusted. By why is it necessary to bring this to your attention? Because, as long as this witch hunt progresses the MSM will publish the propaganda and the liberals who are hanging on by a thread will lap it up. Mueller and his minions continue to create doubt and division amongst the American people. This is the path they must take to take the spot light off of their own corruption which will eventually come out. So sad that Sessions, the weak sister, was chosen as Attorney General for us. Puppy piss is stronger..

  • Tom McKee

    Russian interference” and “Russian collusion” were simply buzz words and along with other factors, were NEVER the object of the ‘investigation’ as far as it appears. The idea seems to have been and continues to be to ‘investigate’ ANYONE who had or has any connection with President Trump and look for ANYTHING to charge them with, even OVER-investigating hoping to trip someone up if they misspoke or mis-remembered or simply got confused, no matter how legitimately or unintentionally, in order to charge them with ‘something’ on the outside chance they will mention ‘something’ that can expand the ‘investigation’ either to find ‘something’ that President Trump said or did that can be misconstrued but to discredit him.
    I believe that if Mr. Mueller was actually honorable he would have cut the ‘investigation’ short the moment he discovered that the basis was the phony and fraudulent dossier .

  • A patriot

    Mueller is a corrupt attorney that should be investigated for his handling of 911 to the present. when he goes they will have to screw him into the ground

  • Mike Knox

    This whole thing is due to Sessions cowardice and Rosenstein’s liberal ideology. Why did Trump appoint the lily livered Sessions? Why hasn’t he fired Rosenstein? How long is this foolishness going to continue?

    • Banjo

      It could be all part of a ruse? The deep state is embedded, slimy, pervasive, treacherous & traitorous!

    • Roger

      Until the people stop it!

  • Nancy Glick

    I don’t see what it has to do with Trump/Russia IF they did defraud their banks through their own business dealings not connected to Trump or the Trump campaign. If they want to go after people who have been breaking the law then let them but I think it’s beyond time to close out Trump colluding with Russia. It’s been over a year and they’ve found nothing about HIM. They have found a lot of things connecting democrats to colluding with Russia and are doing nothing about it, but then it seems Meuller and Comey were part and parcel of THAT collusion and should , themselves, be under investigation and removed from the current one because they have a vested interest in it getting buried.

  • John L. Battey

    These are charges stemming from activities that took place YEARS before 2016.

  • Enchanted

    This happened prior to Trump.

  • graybuffalo

    There is nothing Honorable about this prick.

  • cathy

    DOWN with mueller! him and comey belong in jail with hellary, peelousi, etc.