Mueller’s witch hunt into the President has failed to produce any charges of Russian collusion.

With the public souring on the rigged witch hunt against the President, Mueller is racing to indict someone in Trump’s orbit to justify his investigation.

And a secret court battle revealed who is in Mueller’s crosshairs.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is zeroing in on Trump confidante Roger Stone.

Stone claimed during the 2016 election to be in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange through an intermediary.

Journalists used an August 2016 Breitbart column where Stone predicted it would “soon be the Podesta’s time in the barrel” as evidence that he colluded with the Russians on the email hack of John Podesta’s Gmail account.

Finally, Stone admitted to exchanging twitter direct messages with the hacker Guccifer 2.0 who claimed he was a Romanian and had released the emails obtained from the Democrat National Committee through the website DCleaks.

Mueller’s indictments of 12 Russian nationals for the cyberattacks claims Guccifer 2.0 was a persona invented by Russian intelligence.

Included in the indictment was a description of the Twitter direct message exchange between Guccifer 2.0 and a “U.S. person” believed to be Roger Stone.

Mueller wrote:

“The Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, also communicated with U.S. persons about the release of stolen documents. On or about August 15, 2016, the Conspirators, posing as Guccifer 2.0, wrote to a person who was in regular contact with senior members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, “thank u for writing back . . . do u find anyt[h]ing interesting in the docs i posted?” On or about August 17, 2016, the Conspirators added, “please tell me if i can help u anyhow . . . it would be a great pleasure to me.” On or about September 9, 2016, the Conspirators, again posing as Guccifer 2.0, referred to a stolen DCCC document posted online and asked the person, “what do u think of the info on the turnout model for the democrats entire presidential campaign.” The person responded, “[p]retty standard.”

Mueller’s indictment backed up Stone’s previous claim that his interactions with Guccifer were benign—but that hasn’t stopped Mueller from terrorizing Stone associates to dig up any crime he can charge him with.

The battle to nail Stone continued in a D.C. courtroom when five prosecutors from Mueller’s office squared off against two defense attorneys for one of Stone’s associates, Andrew Miller.

Miller’s attorney’s told CNN they were fighting Mueller’s request that Miller testify before the grand jury.

CNN reported:

The courtroom activity was not open to the public, but Miller’s attorneys previously told CNN they were challenging requests for Miller to provide information to Mueller’s grand jury. Their public statements about a challenge to Mueller came before investigators indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers, and Stone surfaced as a person in contact with them during the campaign. Stone was not charged in the Russian hacking indictment Friday.

The Department of Justice announced as part of the indictment that no American committed any crimes with regards to the hacking of the emails.

This is the second indictment Mueller has handed down against Russians for alleged election activity where the Justice Department explicitly stated that no Americans were involved in the criminal activity.

Stone told CNN, “They’ve got nothing.”

But in previous interviews, Stone has stated he expects to be indicted on an unrelated financial crime that has nothing to do with the 2016 election.

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