If this is true, this investigation is over. We’ve had nearly a year of investigations into the Trump-Russia media controversy and THIS is the biggest thing they have?
Trump should pronounce the investigation over and order it shut down after the charges are brought on Monday.
Hearing Mueller charges are related to Manafort’s condo / real estate deal
The realtor who worked with Paul Manafort recently testified before the grand jury working with Robert Mueller. This was after he refused initially because the lawyers from the firm argued that real estate transactions were confidential under District of Columbia and Virginia law.
The judge disagreed and ordered the realtor to testify:
Holland was originally called to testify on Oct. 13, but objected to the subpoenas on the grounds that Virginia and District of Columbia law makes real estate broker records confidential.
However, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Beryl Howell ruled that those confidentiality statutes don’t preclude federal prosecutors from using grand jury subpoenas to demand details of real estate deals.
“The respondents are wrong: the information the grand jury subpoenas seek is not privileged under state or federal law and the government need not make any special showing to obtain these records, nor would production be ‘unreasonable or oppressive,’” Howell wrote in an opinion unsealed Friday. “The language of the District and Columbia statutes…make clear that real estate brokerage records may be produce pursuant to a federal grand jury subpoena without the necessity of an additional court order.”
Wayne Holland appeared before the grand jury last week. If this is where the indictment is going, Mueller obviously must have felt the need to rush something, anything out after his involvement in his own covering up of the Russian collusion between Hillary Clinton and former president Barack Obama:
The broker’s appearance before the grand jury is one of few concrete indications of the leads Mueller’s prosecutors are pursuing as they investigate Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. The investigation encompasses lobbying work done by Manafort as well as possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Manafort bought the 2,779 square foot Alexandria condo with Potomac River views in 2015 for $2.7 million, according to property records.
Mueller is definitely living up to his modus operandi, the dirty cop is going to find evidence whether there is anything or not.