Mueller’s special counsel is officially in court working on their case to bring down Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
But as it turns out, things are going too well for them.
And one of Mueller’s prosecutors ended up bursting into tears for something crazy.
Robert Mueller thought that he had it made the day that Paul Manafort was jailed, and a court date was set. Despite his charges having nothing to do with Donald Trump or Russia collusion, it gives him the chance to be able to say that he took down a Trump campaign official.
The only thing he has to do now is make his case that Manafort is guilty in court.
But right off the bat, things haven’t been going well on that front.
U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who is presiding over the Manafort trial, has had multiple hostile interactions with Mueller’s team.
Ellis has gone after Mueller’s prosecutors for making faces to influence the jury during testimony. They also came under fire for presenting too much information on Manafort’s spending, arguing that spending on luxuries is not a crime.
The prosecutor that seems to be having the hardest time in dealing with the judge is Greg Andres, who has had multiple heated interactions with the judge.
Ellis got upset with Andres for not looking at him, in which Andres contested he was looking towards the ground to avoid being yelled at for making a facial expression towards the jury.
The judge was very harsh in his exchange, which was just one of many tense moments.
And as it seems, those tense moments eventually got to him.
Judge Ellis was speaking to Andres when he told him, “I understand how frustrated you are,” then telling him that “there’s tears in your eyes right now.”
Andres fired back claiming that his eyes were just watery.
There is no way to tell if he is being truthful, but with the amount of stress that being a prosecutor in a case where the judge is constantly fighting with you, it could be.
Robert Mueller has put a lot of work into ensuring that Paul Manafort ends up being punished for the crimes that were only uncovered because he chose to work for Donald Trump.
One of the first things that Mueller did upon prosecuting Manafort was blocking his trial from having anything to do with Donald Trump.
That prevents Manafort’s legal team from arguing that he was unfairly targeted for his role in Trump’s campaign.
It doesn’t matter that the special counsel prosecuting Manafort was only created because of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign; Mueller knows that invoking that information could influence a jury.
Mueller’s one goal with Manafort is to put a Trump ally behind bars.
If Manafort was to be put in jail, despite it being for crimes unrelated to Trump, the media would have a field day making it seem as though Mueller’s investigation into Russia collusion finally made a victory.
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