Reagan Appointed Judge Defies Mueller in Manafort Sentencing

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has spent the nearly 22-months going after President Donald Trump and everyone around Trump.

Mueller has been like a bulldog, fiercely hanging onto the snout of a bull, but the bull may be about to fight back and win.

In his quest to destroy Trump and those around him, Mueller was allowed to go beyond the scope of his special counsel investigation.

That broad latitude led to the indictment of Paul Manafort, among others.

Trending: It’s Time for California Parents to Defy the Law

Mueller recommended that Manafort be sentenced to 19-24 years for his crimes.

However, District Judge T.S. Ellis, a Reagan appointee, defied Mueller and sentenced Manafort to only 47 months.

The Epoch Times – Judge Defies Mueller, Hands Manafort Lenient Sentence – A federal judge[d] sentenced veteran political operative Paul Manafort to four years in prison on March 7, defying a request by special counsel Robert Mueller for a much harsher sentence of 19 to 24 years.

District Judge T.S. Ellis called Mueller’s recommended sentence “excessive” and imposed the surprisingly lenient 47-month sentence on Manafort, 69, during a hearing in Alexandria, Virginia. The sentence was even less than the one recommended by Manafort‘s lawyers and surprised legal experts.

“This is a tremendous defeat for the special counsel’s office,” former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said.

Manafort’s sentence was less than half of what people who plead guilty and cooperate with the government typically get in similar cases, according to Mark Allenbaugh, a former attorney with the U.S. Sentencing Commission…

Some of the indictments handed down by Mueller has been for lying to the FBI or lying to Congress.

However, if you recall, on more than one occasion, Mueller denied targeting President Trump, which everyone knows to be a lie.

Therefore, shouldn’t Mueller also be facing indictment for lying, just as he has indicted others for their lying?

That truly would be justice, wouldn’t it?

READ MORE HERE

 

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.