And for this Afternoon’s Belly Laugh…

January 03, 2018 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Russians, Trump

Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chair and friend to Russian strongmen, has filed suit against Robert Mueller, Rob Rosentstein, and the Justice Department claiming that Mueller’s investigation is illegal.  Yep, that’s what they’re wasting time on today.

Understatement of the day comes from white collar crime attorney Sol Wisenberg, who told CNBC, “I think it’s going to be an uphill battle.  These kinds of things usually don’t prevail.”

Manafort has pulled out all the stops.  We’re popping popcorn right now.


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10 Comments to “And for this Afternoon’s Belly Laugh…”

  1. I’m glad I don’t have his nerve in my tooth!

    OTOH, this kind of shenanigan is going to cost him a boatload of dollars. So, there is that.

  2. Obviously he’s looking for a Trump pardon rather than plea deal with Mueller. Yet another indication that stuff’s gettin’ real.

    I wonder if there have been secret promises of pardons. If so, how long until it leaks, likely from the T himself.

  3. “Your Honor, my client demands a change in venue to the Crimean Peninsula.”

  4. What’s so funny? A long time ago the wingnuts made Treason the 11th amendment and is there for legal.

  5. Another comment from the 4th grade playground?

    Nah-ah! We’re not illegal.
    YOU’RE illegal!

  6. About all that money wit will take to push through a lawsuit like this to an extent . . . gee, I wonder where he can get some quick and easy money! As the Master Launderer, he must have something we don’t know about – yet!

  7. “If the facts are on your side, pound the facts into the table. If the law is on your side, pound the law into the table. If neither the facts nor the law are on your side, pound the table.” Attributed to Alan Dershowitz.

    The Manafort team is pounding the table.

    My little bride suggests Manafort be about the business of cutting deals with any and all prosecutors, because Putin’s Mafia in Russia and the Ukraine kill loose ends such as Manafort. Too bad Mario Puzo can’t write a piece of “fiction” on this story.

    BTW, did Fred Drumpf attend the Apalachin confab in 1957? Wouldn’t surprise me if he did.

  8. To quote some recent philosopher, “No puppet. No puppet. You’re the puppet.”

  9. WA Skeptic says:

    I don’t trust anyone that has three different passports.

    Go, Mueller, go!

  10. Before we all laugh to hard remember how many partisan hacks are sitting on federal benches.
    Between the blitz the senate thuglicans have been staging to put as many incompetent but partisanly loyal hacks on the bench whose only objective is to use their job to pervert justice to serve their political masters.
    You doubt this. How about the judges in virginia ignoring and rewriting election law in the middle of a case to enable thuglicans to retain control of the house of delegates.
    The supreme court has a loyal cadre of whack job hacks appointed by the twit and demented donnie. Starting with gorsuch and roberts and only lacking kennedy, who likes to pretend not to be partisan but whenever push comes to shove he falls in line and obeys his political puppet masters ( Bush V. Gore)
    So don’t be so sure this will not go anywhere. A little venue shopping and judge selection and Muellers investigation can go the same way that the John Doe investigation in Wisconsin went shot down by a flagrently partisan court to protect their thuglican masters.


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