With Mueller’s investigation coming to a close any day now, he is worried.
If he can’t find any real evidence of collusion, he will need someone to blame.
And he just blamed a close friend, burning perhaps his last bridge and resulting in the loss of a close ally.
Robert Mueller’s closest ally during his investigation has been the media.
He has even taken actions completely unrelated to Russia collusion and framed it to convince the public it is proof.
Such cases include the arrest of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the indictment of Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen.
Despite Russia collusion not being the center of either of those situations, the media talks about them as though they are a smoking gun, proving Trump colluded with Russia.
But even that extremely biased reporting isn’t enough for Robert Mueller, who has attacked a number of mainstream media outlets in a set of new court filings.
In the court filing, he specifically attacked the New York Times and the Washington Post, which have both posted puff pieces on Robert Mueller.
So what did these outlets say that made Mueller so upset?
Two stories they singled out in the filing, which were published in the Washington Post and the New York Times had to do with Mueller’s office conducting a “no-knock” raid on Paul Manafort’s home.
Despite the fact that two anonymous sources “close to the investigation” stated that they picked the locks to Manafort’s door instead of announcing their presence before the raid, Mueller’s office denies that occurred.
Both news outlets have since corrected their articles, citing the court filing.
Mueller also attacked an opinion article in the Los Angeles Times, which was about how the author was pleased with Paul Manafort being in jail.
The reason Mueller attacked that article in the court filing was that it supposedly “question[s] the legitimacy of the Special Counsel’s investigation,” and that it advances the opinion that the investigation is “tainted.”
The attacking of the Los Angeles Times article seems to be legally expedient for Mueller, who is trying to lead a strong criminal case against Manafort and other Trump allies.
Mueller is now having difficulty figuring out how to identify and ensure that jurors don’t have any prejudices before the trial.
In doing so Mueller included a 19-page questionnaire to understand potential prejudices in jurors.
Along with that, Mueller has recently attempted to bar Manafort from using his role in the Trump campaign as a potential argument that he was politically targeted.
This is done despite the very high possibility that Manafort was targeted by Mueller for political reasons.
The charges levied against Manafort were from long before he worked on President Trump’s campaign, and have absolutely nothing to do with the President.
Americans deserve to know what the motivation to target Manafort was, and if it had to do with him being close to Trump, that should be relevant in a criminal trial.
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