Robert Mueller is on a crusade.

He is part of the swamp’s plan to get rid of Donald Trump.

And one judge just gave him a big victory that could make impeaching the President a reality.

A judge in Washington, D.C. announced that the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will begin September 17th.

That ensures every negative development will dominate the news in the run up to the midterm elections.

A guilty verdict could be Mueller’s version of an October surprise.

Politico reports:

“A judge in Washington on Wednesday set a Sept. 17 trial date for former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort on charges from special counsel Robert Mueller, including money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent.

The decision from U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson would put Manafort on trial at the height of the midterm campaign season, a potentially unwelcome distraction for Republicans as they try to maintain majorities in Congress.

Manafort also faces the prospect of another trial in Alexandria, Virginia, on a separate indictment Mueller’s team obtained earlier this month accusing the veteran lobbyist and political consultant of 18 counts of tax and bank fraud. Manafort is scheduled to be arraigned in that case on Friday. No trial date has been set there.

During the brief hearing Wednesday morning at which Jackson scheduled the Washington trial, Manafort stood before the judge and entered a formal “not guilty” plea to a revised indictment in the D.C. case that effectively transfers to Virginia some charges related to offshore bank accounts.”

This is just what the swamp ordered.

When George H.W. Bush was running for re-election in 1992, the Iran-Contra special prosecutor obtained a guilty verdict against former Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger just four days before the election.

It blunted Bush’s momentum and helped Bill Clinton win the election.

Democrats would be counting on a similar set of developments this fall.

Any negative stories about Trump could depress GOP base turnout and energize Democrats.

That would allow them to seize control of the House and maybe – if all their chips fell right – the Senate.

Either way, they would immediately be able to begin the process of impeaching Trump.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.