bobzilla77 wrote:Davey the Fat Boy wrote:LeBaron wrote:There IS a decent argument that the Manafort charges fall outside the scope of Mueller’s mandate.
Is that true? Mueller has a pretty broad mandate. He was supposed to investigate links to Russia. So wouldn’t Manafort’s finances and foreign connections be squarely within the scope of the intended investigation?
I'm just remembering the last inpeachment, which started with investigations into Whitewater and ended with in investigation into false testimony about oral sex. That would seem to fall "outside the scope" of a failed real estate deal.
I think the counter would be...
That’s why they let the office of the Independent Counsel lapse.
Another way Republican’s benefit from their own excesses. They abused the office so badly that it went away, so now nobody has the power to stop them from abusing the Presidency.