Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 election is a political witch hunt.

Mueller is drifting far away from his mandate to dig into Trump’s business empire.

Now he’s announced a move that has frightening consequences for Trump.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is now squarely in the special counsel’s sites.

Mueller and his team are investigating allegations of financial crime from his work nearly a decade before his time on the Trump campaign.

And Mueller and his team of Democrat lawyers are scheming to leverage those allegations into squeezing Manafort for information about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Reuters reports:

“U.S. investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe into possible collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia, two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is examining Manafort’s financial and real estate records in New York as well as his involvement in Ukrainian politics, the officials said.

Between 2006 and 2013, Manafort bought three New York properties, including one in Trump Tower in Manhattan. He paid for them in full and later took out mortgages against them. A former senior U.S. law enforcement official said that tactic is often used as a means to hide the origin of funds gained illegally. Reuters has no independent evidence that Manafort did this. 

The sources also did not say whether Mueller has uncovered any evidence to charge Manafort with money laundering, but they said doing so is seen by investigators as critical in getting his full cooperation in their investigation.

“If Mueller’s team can threaten criminal charges against Manafort, they could use that as leverage to convince him to cooperate,” said one of the sources.”

Manafort’s team denied this story.

Reuters also reports:

“Manafort’s spokesman, Jason Maloni, said, “Paul Manafort is not a cooperating witness. Once again there is no truth to the disinformation put forth by anonymous sources and leakers.”

But the report does make one thing clear.

Mueller and his team are political hit men contracted by the Washington elite to take Trump down once-and-for-all.

Months of investigations have turned up no evidence of collusion with Russia.

So now they’re digging through unrelated allegations to pressure targets into “flipping” on Trump.

But Manafort has always denied any collusion with Russia.

This is likely to be another dead end.

The Trump administration should not underestimate the thirst the special counsel’s office has for destroying his Presidency.

They are out for blood and will pull every trick in the book to concoct a narrative that Trump is a criminal.

Some Trump supporters believe Mueller is out of control and that the President must have him fired.

Trump has yet to take that course of action.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in Robert Mueller’s witch hunt against Trump.