Judge Nap: Mueller Believes Manafort Will Roll Over on Pres. Trump
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Paul Manafort has dirt on President Trump and is hoping the former Trump campaign chairman will flip.
On "America's Newsroom," Napolitano said Manafort exacerbated his legal problems by filing a lawsuit against Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, alleging the Russia probe has gone beyond the scope of the special counsel regulations.
In October, Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment that included allegations of money laundering and making false statements in connection with their work in Ukraine.
"If you think that the prosecutor who's prosecuting you lacks the jurisdiction, the legal authority, to prosecute you, you bring that to the judge before whom your case is assigned," Napolitano explained. "You do not try and drag is another judge on a civil case so that you can interrogate the prosecutor."
He said Manafort's "frivolous" case will quickly be dismissed, and he remains in serious legal jeopardy.
"I think that the special prosecutor believes Paul Manafort has information about the president of the United States," Napolitano said. "And he has indicted Manafort for essentially money laundering in the hopes that Manafort will say, 'Uncle. Here's what I know about the president. Go easy on me.'"
He said it remains to be seen if Manafort actually has any dirt on Trump and if he will share that with Mueller.
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