(National Sentinel) Collapse: The beginning of the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s BS “Trump-Russia collusion” case has begun, and it’s going to be a thing of sweetness to behold.
You may recall that in February, Mueller — to great fanfare and much media hype — indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian firms for waging “information warfare” against the U.S., interfering in the 2016 presidential election, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.
The charges magically appeared as Mueller was beginning to face a growing storm of criticism that his collusion case was as thin as budget chicken soup.
But he got a ton of headlines when he announced his indictments. And he believed he could get away with the showmanship while keeping alive the hoax that Team Trump and Moscow got together to “steal the election” from the worst candidate the Democrats have ever fielded, serial criminal Hillary Clinton.
That’s because he leveled his charges safe in the belief that the 13 Russians were well outside U.S. jurisdiction. So there’d never be a trial — only more sensational collusion headlines and accusations.
Boy, did Mueller step on his “Johnson” over this one.
Because now it looks like there will be a trial after all, forcing Mueller to not only defend his allegations but also subject his inquiry to the discovery process.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
Lawyers for Russian company Concord Management and Consulting, LLC, formally entered a “not guilty” plea in federal court Monday in a case special counsel Robert Mueller probably never thought would happen. …
Mueller may now have to try the case, and Concord’s lawyers have put the special counsel on notice. The Russian company’s lawyers intend to invoke “discovery” to obtain U.S. intelligence about what they knew of Russian activities.
“I guess Mueller thought it was a freebie, for sure,” former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy told The Daily Caller News Foundation after the court proceeding.
“He thought it could make this association (of Russian collusion) and it would never be challenged in court,” McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor who is also a National Review contributing editor, said.
The DC noted further:
Concord retained the services of two attorneys at mega law firm Reed Smith, and the company is demanding a speedy trial. The lawyers indicated they were going to exercise Concord’s rights under discovery to examine all of Mueller’s “evidence” of the conspiracy.
In starting Wednesday’s trial, Eric A. Dubelier, a Reed Smith law partner, entered a “not guilty” plea in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He also repeated his client’s interest for a “speedy trial.”
McCarthy called Mueller’s indictment an “unforced error,” adding that no prosecutor should ever bring charges in a case they are not prepared to defend.
For his part, Mueller attempted to convince the court to delay the trial. U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich agreed with Concord’s attorneys and swatted Mueller’s request aside.
Concord has requested a “speedy trial,” as called for by the Constitution and federal statutes.
There never was any “collusion,” and the allegations contained in the so-called “Russian dossier” were just as phony. Now, as this trial ramps up, Mueller’s going to have to reveal what he has (and doesn’t have) to the defense in terms of evidence.
And this house of cards will come tumbling down.
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