Judge T.S. Ellis III questioned whether Mueller had just charged Manafort to try to “get” President Trump. A federal judge expressed skepticism about special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-reaching probe Friday morning during a hearing related to charges Paul Manafort is facing in Virginia.
Judge T.S. Ellis III suggested that he suspected Mueller’s team only charged Manafort with 18 counts of bank fraud and other charges in Virginia as a way to “get” to President Donald Trump — and suggested Mueller shouldn’t have “unfettered power” to do that, NBC’s Ken Dilanian reports.
To recap: Manafort, who chaired Trump’s presidential campaign, has been indicted …read more