Americans have been waiting on pins and needles to see if special counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt against President Trump will turn up any evidence.

Mueller was finally forced to show his hand in court.

And Mueller’s evidence left Americans speechless.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is facing criminal charges related to financial crimes from before he began working for Donald Trump.

Some of the allegations are over a decade old.

Manafort’s lawyers have been fighting Mueller’s prosecution arguing that there should be no mentions of his work for Trump or evidence of Russian collusion presented at trial.

The Mueller team agreed not to present any evidence of Russian collusion at trial with a stunning admission that their investigation turned up no evidence that Manafort – whom the Steele dossier and the media identified as a prime suspect – colluded with the Russians.

In the same court filing, Mueller was forced to detain how the prosecution of Manafort on financial crimes related to his foreign lobbying connected to Donald Trump.

Needless to say, it was a very thin reed.

Mueller wrote in his court filing:

“The government intends to present evidence that although various Lender D employees identified serious issues with the defendant’s loan application, the senior executive at Lender D interceded in the process and approved the loan. During the loan application process, the senior executive expressed interest in working on the Trump campaign, told the defendant about his interest, and eventually secured a position advising the Trump campaign. The senior executive later expressed an interest in serving in the administration of President Trump, but did not secure such a position.”

Back in February, Mueller filed new charges against Manafort and his Deputy Rick Gates.

They were related to a $16 million loan Manafort obtained from the Federal Savings Bank of Chicago, which was run by Stephen M. Calk, who was an economic advisor to the Trump campaign.

Beginning in July 2016, Manafort and Gates allegedly falsified their financial statements in order to make it easier for them to obtain loans.

This is the tenuous connection to the Trump campaign that Mueller used to justify bringing charges against Manafort that could land him in jail for the rest of his life.

Mueller brought these charges against Manafort in the hope that they would pressure Trump’s former campaign chairman to flip on the President so Mueller could present grounds for impeachment to Congress.

The special counsel didn’t care if Manafort spilled the beans on collusion with Russia or some other unrelated financial crime.

Mueller just needed anything he could include in a report to recommend Congress remove the President.

The judge in the case – T.S. Ellis – said as much in a ruling where he stated even a blind person could see Trump was the real target.

Mueller’s filing proves how abusive this prosecution is.

His mandate was to investigate Russian election interference and any additional crimes that may arise from that probe.

But he has no evidence of collusion against Manafort and the charges he is bringing are largely unrelated to the 2016 campaign.

Critics contend this investigation is out of control and needs to end immediately.

Do you agree?

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