Robert Mueller thought he had his star witness.
A former Trump advisor flipped and would deliver the goods that would allow Mueller to bring down Donald Trump.
But then Mueller got this rude awakening when his master plan fell apart.
Paul Manafort Cooperation Does Not Go As Planned
When Paul Manafort agreed to plead guilty to financial crimes – which were unrelated to the 2016 election – rather than face trial in Washington D.C., fake news reporters and Democrats cheered.
They figured Manafort would sing like a canary to Mueller.
A jury in Virginia had already convicted Manafort on multiple counts of financial crimes, so anti-Trump forces figured he would do anything to avoid spending the rest of his life in prison.
Manafort’s plea agreement even stated he would only get leniency based on his cooperation with Mueller.
The plea agreement read,“Should it be judged…that the defendant has failed to cooperate fully, has intentionally given false, misleading or incomplete information or testimony…the defendant will not be released from his pleas of guilty but the Government will be released from its obligations…”
But things did not go according to plan.
ABC News reported on rising tensions between Mueller’s team of Democrat partisans and Manafort’s lawyers.
The report claims Mueller’s team is furious that Manafort isn’t selling out Trump or his associates.
Roger Stone figures are front-and-center in Mueller’s quest to use Manafort to frame Trump.
Manafort and Stone were business partners at a lobbying firm in the 80s.
ABC News exclusively reported:
Sources tell ABC News Mueller has been asking Manafort questions about his time working with Stone from the mid 1980s through their time with the Trump campaign. Manafort has offered little information on those topics that would assist prosecutors, sources said.
What Robert Mueller Wants From Paul Manafort
Robert Mueller – as well as many fake news reporters – figured Manafort could deliver the smoking gun to prove Trumpwas guilty of colluding with the Russians.
Manafort has business ties to Russia.
He worked for a pro-Russian political party in the Ukraine.
Manafort also chaired the Trump campaign from April to August 2016.
During that time, WikiLeaks began releasing hacked emails obtained from the Democrats.
Investigators believed that Manafort’s ties to Russia made him a prime suspect in any collusion scheme.
But when Manafort pled guilty, his lawyers stated he did not have any evidence of collusion.
A source close to the defense – which means one of Manafort’s lawyers – told Politico, “The cooperation agreement does not involve the Trump campaign. … There was no collusion with Russia.”
Sometimes when an individual pleads guilty, they will fabricate testimony to tell the prosecutors what they want to hear.
Mueller’s anti-Trump forces in the fake news media and Deep State expected Manafort to do just that.
But Manafort did not give false testimony to Mueller.
And that blew up Mueller’s entire plan to frame Donald Trump for colluding with the Russians.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.