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Manafort Sentencing is Massive Blow to Mueller’s Legitimacy

The move gives the President a little bit of breathing room, and whole lot of ammunition in the Russian “collusion” calamity.

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As Robert Mueller continues to toil away, attempting to ensnare President Trump in any sort of legal trap, the nation is growing weary.

We have been inundated with Mueller-this and Mueller-that for months, with a new purported “final report” coming “next week”…over and over again.

What has irked Americans most is how far Mueller has strayed from the Russia “collusion” story in his indictments so far.  Men like Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort are going to jail, sure, but nothing about their crimes seems to indicate that President Trump is the deft KGB-agent-in-disguse that the democrats are purporting.

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Now, a judge has pushed back against Mueller and his s0-called “witch hunt” by going extremely easy on Paul Manafort, and bucking Mueller’s suggested sentencing.

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A federal judge known for his impatience in court sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Thursday to less than four years behind bars, defying a requested prison term of 19 to 24 years by special counsel Robert Mueller.

T.S. Ellis III, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan and serves on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, called Mueller’s recommended sentence “excessive.” Instead, the former U.S. Navy aviator, who piloted an F-4 Phantom before heading to Harvard Law School and then Oxford University, handed down a 47-month sentence.

“To impose a sentence of 19-24 years on Mr. Manafort would clearly be a disparity. In the end, I don’t think the guidelines range is at all appropriate,” Ellis said.

Ellis then blasted those who would claim to know better than he.

“I think what I’ve done is sufficiently punitive, and anyone who disagrees should spend a day in a federal penitentiary,” he said, adding that he wants Manafort to receive credit for the nine months he’s already served behind bars.

This pushback against the wild and unending Special Counsel investigation may very well set the tone for the week to come, giving President Trump a little breathing room and a whole lot of figurative ammunition.

 

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BREAKING: Former Supreme Court Justice Dead — Details

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He was the leading liberal on the bench for decades. On Tuesday evening, he passed away at 99. Here are the details… https://twitter.com/SCOTUSblog/status/1151290384854605824 From Fox News: Former Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, one of the longest-serving justices on the bench, died Tuesday evening at the age of 99, the court announced in a statement. The cause of death was “complications following a stroke he suffered on July 15,” the court said. Stevens served on the Supreme Court for nearly 35 years, and became its leading liberal — although Stevens himself rejected that characterization. Reactions: https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1151290999395815425 https://twitter.com/TucciTellsIt/status/1151290085586980865 https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1151299206377816065 This is a breaking news story. Refresh for updates.

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NYPD Officer Involved In Death Of Eric Garner Learns His Fate

This is not going to sit well with liberals.

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The New York City police officer who was involved with the July 17, 2014 death of Eric Garner has learned his fate, and it’s probably going to send the radical left into absolute hysterics. The Department of Justice will not bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Here are the details from TheBlaze: The Black Lives Matter movement called for justice in Garner’s death, saying that the use of a choke hold was a disproportionate response to the alleged illegal sale of cigarettes. The police union has contested that what Pantaleo did was a “seat-belt hold” not a choke hold, a crucial difference since the NYPD prohibits the use of choke holds by officers. A grand jury had already decided not to indict Pantaleo. New York City paid Garner’s family a $5.9 million settlement in 2015. The Department of Justice did not make any decision in this case. Rather, it plans to let the time expire on the five-year window that it had to bring charges against Pantaleo before the statute of limitations protects him from prosecution. Those five years are up on Wednesday. The only remaining punishment that Pantaleo could face at this point comes from the NYPD itself, which is still conducting a disciplinary proceeding. This is news that most definitely is going to spark some sort of protesting, hopefully without violence, as we all know how deeply divided the country is right now along racial lines. Whether or not this officer is actually responsible for Garner’s death is something we may not ever really know, despite the video evidence that exists. Not everything is so black and white. Let’s hope cooler heads prevail and people are able and willing to have civil discussions on the topic.

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