May the farce be with you

One

According to CNBC, special counsel Mueller – who was given the task of investigating alleged “Russia collusion” in the 2016 presidential election – has requested witnesses to turn over their cell phones for their encrypted messaging programs to be inspected. Mueller (pictured above, right) wants to examine conversations on messaging programs like WhatsApp, Confide, Signal, and Dust, which are designed to keep conversations private. Some witnesses have already complied out of fear of subpoena if they don’t.

Whats next, the President’s High School transcripts? His private letters? The First Lady’s wardrobe?

it gets better:

A federal judge on Friday harshly rebuked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team during a hearing for ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort – suggesting they lied about the scope of the investigation, are seeking “unfettered power” and are more interested in bringing down the president.

“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort,” U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III told Mueller’s team. “You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment, or whatever.”

Further, Ellis demanded to see the unredacted “scope memo,” a document outlining the scope of the special counsel’s Russia probe that congressional Republicans have also sought.

Two

A federal judge has rejected special counsel Robert Mueller’s request to delay the first court hearing in a criminal case charging three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens with using social media and other means to foment strife among Americans in advance of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

In a brief order Saturday evening, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich offered no explanation for her decision to deny a request prosecutors made Friday to put off the scheduled Wednesday arraignment for Concord Management and Consulting, one of the three firms charged in the case.

The attorneys for the accused want discovery..and Muellers team is backpedalling at warp nine.

Three

So . . . guess what? One of those Russian businesses, Concord Management and Consulting, wants its day in court. It has retained the Washington law firm of Reed Smith, two of whose partners, Eric Dubelier and Katherine Seikaly, have told Mueller that Concord is ready to have its trial — and by the way, let’s see all the discovery the law requires you to disclose, including all the evidence you say supports the extravagant allegations in the indictment.

Needless to say, Mueller’s team is not happy about this development since this is not a case they figured on having to prosecute to anything more than a successful press conference. So, they have sought delay on the astonishing ground that the defendant has not been properly served — notwithstanding that the defendant has shown up in court and asked to be arraigned.

End this idiocy.

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Terrapod
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Terrapod

Tain’t going to happen until after the midterms in November unless something really blows up in their faces.

This is ALL the “D” deep state has to make goad their base to froth at the mouth and show up (maybe, if it is not raining/snowing and/or it is not a government check payday) come November 6th.

Between now and November is aeons in political time, anything can happen. Pass the popcorn and some single malt.

readerjp
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readerjp

Are we (the taxpayers) paying for all of this? All the attorneys, researchers and their travelling and lodging? I bet they’re not bunking at the Motel 6 and eating at Mickey D’s.

In the real world, if you’re given a project to do and you come up with nothing after more than a year, you’re fired. As should Mueller be.

LC Mike in Chi
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LC Mike in Chi

Time to give Mueller the treatment they gave Senator McCarthy.

Emperor Misha I
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LC Mike in Chi @ #:
I’d prefer the treatment they gave Ernst Kaltenbrunner.

irish19
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irish19

Terrapod @ #:
Popcorn with single malt???!!!! Never!
Popcorn and beer.
Single malt and fine cigars or a favorite pipe.
Dark rum and chocolate.

Fa Cube Itches
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Fa Cube Itches

LC Mike in Chi @ #:3

Time to give Mueller the treatment they gave Senator McCarthy.

Or the treatment given to Senator Robert Kennedy.