The Obama IRS, notorious for putting its boot heels on the necks of political enemies for then-POTUS Obama is now, under the direction of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, doing the same to POTUS Trump.
So says this report via the Daily Beast:
Special counsel Bob Mueller has teamed up with the IRS. According to sources familiar with his investigation into alleged Russian election interference, his probe has enlisted the help of agents from the IRS’ Criminal Investigations unit.
This unit—known as CI—is one of the federal government’s most tight-knit, specialized, and secretive investigative entities. Its 2,500 agents focus exclusively on financial crime, including tax evasion and money laundering. A former colleague of Mueller’s said he always liked working with IRS’ special agents, especially when he was a U.S. Attorney.
…These investigations, which are often extremely complex, can take a lot of time. That means the people involved sometimes have to spend significant amounts of money on legal fees. The Daily Beast previously reported that targets of Mueller’s probe—including Manafort—are facing financial strain because of the probe, and that Manafort recently parted ways with the law firm WilmerHale in part because of his financial troubles.
Robert Mueller is utilizing the power and funding of the federal government to go after the Trump White House. The investigation has so broadened in scope it now involves the IRS that is filled to near capacity with Obama-era administrators. (a turn of events warned about here at D.C. Whispers months earlier)
Reports indicate Manafort is cracking under the financial strain Mueller’s witch hunt is putting on him. That is exactly what Mueller wants for it will make Manafort willing to say almost anything to make a deal.
Whispers indicate that “anything” involves a critical member of the Trump family.
An already ugly and abusive investigation is about to become more so.