Special counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt against Donald Trump is out of control.
But he just made one giant mistake.
And Trey Gowdy shut him down over one criminal act.
CNN reported over the weekend that Mueller was preparing to reveal the first indictment in his investigation on Monday.
Then, this morning the bombshell dropped that Mueller indicted Paul Manafort and former Manafort deputy Rick Gates.
They were indicted on 12 counts of money laundering, conspiracy and making false statements relating to their work as lobbyists for foreign governments between 2006 and 20015.
Fox News reported:
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates have been indicted by a federal grand jury Monday on 12 counts, according to the special counsel’s office.
The special counsel’s office told Fox News that the counts include conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading Foreign Agent Registration (FARA) statements, false statements and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign banks and financial accounts.
There is just one problem with this story.
Grand jury proceedings are secret and to leak that information is a criminal offense.
Congressman Trey Gowdy was furious and went on Fox News to blast Mueller’s team for their possible criminal conduct.
Fox News reported:
“Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy, the leader of the House’s top investigative committee, slammed special counsel Robert Mueller on Sunday for allowing the news media to learn that he and his legal team now have charges in their Russia investigation.
“In the only conversation I’ve had with Robert Mueller, I stressed to him the importance of cutting out the leaks,” Gowdy, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, told “Fox News Sunday.” “It’s kind of ironic that the people charged with investigating the law and the violations of the law would violate the law.”
Mueller and his team have for roughly the past five months been leading a Justice Department investigation into whether anybody associated with the President Trump’s 2016 White House campaign colluded with Russia to influence the election outcome. On Friday night, CNN reported that Mueller’s team has filed the first charges in the case with a federal grand jury.
“Make no mistake, disclosing grand jury material is a violation of the law. Somebody violated their oath of secrecy,” Gowdy, a South Carolina lawmaker and former federal prosecutor, also told Fox News on Sunday.”
Nothing in the indictment touches the campaign, the President or Russian collusion.
So it’s another dead-end in the fake news investigation into Trump colluding with Russia in the 2016 election.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this case.