(National Sentinel) Tainted: Presidential counsel and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News Saturday evening he would not be surprised if a federal judge tossed out indictments special counsel Robert Mueller has brought against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
In an interview with Judge Janine Pirro, Giuliani, himself a former federal prosecutor, said all evidence in the case points to government malfeasance and misconduct.
“This investigation went from Russia collusion,” she said.
“Gone,” Giuliani responded.
“To obstruction,” she continued.
“Gone,” said the president’s counsel.
“Now who’s chasing porn stars? Why are we even going in this direction? And why are we not ending this unless there is evidence that hasn’t been unearthed?” Pirro countered.
“You’re not missing anything. We’re not missing anything. We turned over the documents. And I’m in the process of getting through about a third of them so far,” said Giuliani.
“There’s no evidence of any of the things you’re talking about. The only evidence there is. The only crimes committed here have been given by the government,” he continued.
“Which is why the judge, Judge [T. S.] Ellis, is so outraged. I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t dismiss this case, the way the case of Senator Stevens was dismissed. Unfortunately, after the man died… The judge also has the right to determine that by government misconduct they have fatally tainted this case.
“And I believe in my heart that the Supreme Court will decide that,” he said.
Last week Ellis rebuked the Mueller team in court, strongly suggesting that the special prosecutor was less interested in prosecuting Manafort than using him to get to Trump.
“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort,” the judge said. “You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead to Mr. Trump” and his eventual prosecution or impeachment.
“It’s unlikely you’re going to persuade me the special counsel has unfettered power to do whatever he wants,” he added.