What’s that thing about being presumed innocent until proven guilty? One liberal activist judge doesn’t care about that, he’s already made up his mind. A DC District Court Judge called Paul Manafort a “terrorist, spy, and traitor.” Of course the former Trump associate has yet to be tried, so he should have the presumption of innocence, right? Naw, everything from his indictment to having his bail revoked has been part of a liberal plot to attack the freely-elected President of the United States. Rights and the law are out the window on this one.
Paul Manafort was briefly the chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. As part of the effort to get to Trump over BS Russian collusion charges, Special Counsel Robert Mueller arrested and charged him with money laundering. This charge, BTW, is completely unrelated to the Russian collusion probe and is not connected to President Trump in any way. Manafort was out on bail, but Mueller had the bond revoked and put him in jail.
Manafort had allegedly been bragging that his jail accommodations were nice, so of course the deep state witch hunters had to transfer him to another more shitty jail. Which brings us to this thing from Politico:
U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, who is set to oversee the upcoming trial, issued an order earlier this week requiring that Manafort be transferred to the Alexandria facility from the Northern Neck Regional Jail — about a two-hour drive south of Washington.
Ellis’ order to move Manafort followed complaints from his attorneys that the circumstances of his detention were interfering with his ability to prepare for the Alexandria trial set to begin July 25 and another trial set to open Sept. 17 in Washington.
Following Ellis’ order, Manafort’s attorneys sought to head off the transfer, saying the longtime lobbyist and former Trump campaign official preferred to remain at Northern Neck. The defense cited both concerns about Manafort’s safety and about adjusting to a new jail.
However, the judge rejected that plea, calling it “surprising and confusing”
Now wait for it…
Ellis said he was confident Manafort’s safety could be assured at the Alexandria detention center, noting that its staff is “very familiar with housing high-profile defendants including foreign and domestic terrorists, spies and traitors.”
The judge presiding over Manafort’s upcoming trail just indicated he already thinks he’s guilty. The Judge called Manafort a terrorist, spy, and traitor. How can he possibly get a fair trail?
And while we’re on the subject, Manafort isn’t accused of terrorism, spying, or betraying the United States. He’s been hit with a weak money laundering charge and an even flimsier witness tampering charge. In addition to being complete prejudice, this judge apparently doesn’t understand much about the law.
The judge’s statements may actually be a blessing. There isn’t much of a case against Manafort, but in the event he is found guilty, he would most certainly be able to get his conviction overturned based on the judge’s bias.