Special Counsel Robert Mueller has gone full-on Gulag in his attempt to get Paul Manafort to give him something, anything, that might damage President Trump – allegedly even if that something is a fabrication. What is happening to Manafort is an abomination but sadly, yet another example of the “destroy all those who supported Trump” Deep State operation that is now underway.
Buzzfeed, which was an essential component of the infamous fake news “Trump dossier” story is working double-time these days to further promote its anti-Trump agenda in what has become an increasingly clumsy and transparent case of media hackery.
Here is the opening paragraph:
The FBI’s investigation of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, includes a keen focus on a series of suspicious wire transfers in which offshore companies linked to Manafort moved more than $3 million all over the globe between 2012 and 2013.
Buzzfeed goes on to include the words “Donald Trump’s former campaign manager” multiple times in the piece. What it downplays is that the $3 million dollar wire transfers predate Manafort’s role as a Trump campaign manager by several years. There is no evidence, NONE, ZERO, ZIP of any Russian collusion via Manafort during his brief stint as the Trump campaign manager.
The Buzzfeed hackery is also further evidence that the CNN-generated story about “pending indictments” is likely yet another in a long line of nothingburgers. More than a few in D.C. are thinking the quickly released CNN leak regarding those indictments was a response by Mueller and company to push back against the far more stunning revelations that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign itself that paid for the false Trump dossier and then peddled that fake news story to a number of trusted media figures while at the same time the Obama White House was using it to initiate illegal surveillance of private citizens and try and use the power of the federal intelligence community to sway a presidential election.
A few million dollars worth of wire transfers by Paul Manafort five or six years ago vs at least $9 million paid out by the Clinton campaign and the Obama FBI for the fake Trump dossier? If Mr. Manafort did in fact do something wrong he should be held accountable. Of course, shouldn’t the very same apply to Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, John Podesta, etc.?
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.