For the better part of two years, we have, as a nation been held hostage by Robert Mueller and his investigation into the #RussiaGate scandal.
We have witnessed our President attempting, time and again to succeed, only to be met with over “resistance” from the left, the RINO republicans, and the average American liberal. The radical left has been emboldened by Mueller, and the possibility that somehow, some way, they can still stop Trump.
I’m sorry kids…I just don’t think that is how this one plays out.
As Mueller moves forward, we find ourselves in the first of presumably several coming trials, this one involving former Trump confidant Paul Manafort. Things are, apparently, not going very smoothly for the Mueller team, however, as the judge in the case has been lashing out in frustration at the Special Counsel.
Paul Manafort‘s third day on trial over charges of bank fraud and tax evasion was cut a bit short on Thursday after government attorneys made the same mistake twice in a row.
The last witness called to the stand was J. Philip Ayliff, a certified public accountant (CPA) at Paul Manafort’s long-serving tax-preparation agency, Kositzka, Wicks and Co. (KWC), of Richmond, Virginia. As time inched along during the last witness’s testimony, nothing of particular interest seemed to be occurring at all.
Ayliff was mostly providing foundational testimony regarding the basic functions of a tax-preparation company. Prosecutors then moved on to specifics and attempted to “publish” one of Manafort’s e-file forms. Judge T.S. Ellis III‘s weariness all but amazed the courtroom as he denied the request–complete with an actual and pronounced finger-wag–before shouting:
No! You move it along!
As the day went on, the courtroom became testier still, before Judge Ellis finally put a nail in the whole thing.
Judge Ellis, who was already standing by this point, advised Ayliff to wait and announced the court would recess early.
If only the American people could convince Jeff Sessions to nip this thing in the bud as succinctly.