In Major Blow to Mueller, Manafort Judge Orders Special Counsel to Publicly Name Five Witnesses Given Immunity
In a ruling Monday, Judge T.S. Ellis, a Reagan appointee ordered Mueller to publicly name the five witnesses who got immunity–a huge blow to the Special Counsel.
Far-left Politico reported:
A federal judge ruled Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller must make public the identities of five witnesses that his prosecutors have granted immunity in exchange for their testimony at the upcoming criminal trial of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III gave the order to unseal the witnesses’ identities, as well as a complete list of who is going to be called by prosecutors to testify, at the end of a 30-minute hearing in his Alexandria, Virginia, courtroom that primarily revolved around Manafort’s motion to postpone his case until he’s finished fighting a separate suite of charges brought by Mueller in Washington.
Ellis heard arguments on Manafort’s plea for the delay — with the longtime GOP operative seated at the defense table, clean shaven and in his green jail jumpsuit — and said he would release a decision at 2 p.m.
For now, potential jurors for Manafort’s Virginia trial are expected to arrive at the federal courthouse on Tuesday, with jury selection set to begin on Wednesday.
Last Tuesday, Robert Mueller sought to give immunity to five potential witnesses in the Paul Manafort trial according to a court filing.
Mueller filed the requests under seal; Manafort is facing charges of bank and tax fraud and his trial begins Wednesday in the Eastern District of Virginia.
The five potential witnesses have not been charged and now Judge Ellis is ordering Mueller to release their names to the public.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson announced last Thursday evening that two separate sources confirmed to him Mueller offered Tony Podesta immunity.
Tony Podesta is brother to Hillary Clinton’s former campaign chair, John Podesta which is why he’s getting special treatment from dirty cop Mueller.
Tony Podesta is the 6th Clinton-linked Democrat to be granted immunity while Paul Manafort rots in prison for the same exact alleged crime.