Trump’s former campaign manager’s house was broken into by the FBI under the orders of the Special Prosecutor.

He threatens everyone with indictments.

He calls is “shock and awe” many would call him a thug and a bully.

When private citizens get between federal government and the target of their investigation, they often end up in expensive legal territory against the unlimited resources of the Federal Government.

And that’s the message the special prosecutor wants to send—tell us what we want to know, truth be damned, or we will ruin your life. And he just proved he can.

The New York Times gleefully reported:

“Paul J. Manafort was in bed early one morning in July when federal agents bearing a search warrant picked the lock on his front door and raided his Virginia home.

They took binders stuffed with documents and copied his computer files, looking for evidence that Mr. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, set up secret offshore bank accounts. They even photographed the expensive suits in his closet.”

NOTE THIS:  There is no evidence that he set up offshore accounts.  This happened in July…if they had the evidence, don’t you think they would have leaked it to the press?  No, instead the FBI tells a liberal NYT reporter what “they were looking for”, not what they found.

And don’t miss the fact national law enforcement broke into a private citizens home in the middle of the night.  They could have knocked on the door during the day, but they wanted to send a message.

But why did they hit Manafort’s house when they did?  They did it the night/morning when Manafort was scheduled to testify before the US Senate.  The special prosecutor did this deliberately to stop the official business of elected officials…

“On the day of the raid, Mr. Manafort was scheduled to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee, an interview that was eventually canceled.

It is unusual for a prosecutor to seek a search warrant against someone who, like Mr. Manafort, had already put his lawyer in contact with the Justice Department.”

Where did the NYT bury this information?  At the end of the story.  Manafort is not someone who is hiding anything.  He’s talking to the government.  But the special prosecutor wants to ruin his life to “sweat him out.”

The NYT continues:

“The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, then followed the house search with a warning: His prosecutors told Mr. Manafort they planned to indict him, said two people close to the investigation.

The moves against Mr. Manafort are just a glimpse of the aggressive tactics used by Mr. Mueller and his team of prosecutors in the four months since taking over the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia’s attempts to disrupt last year’s election, according to lawyers, witnesses and American officials who have described the approach.

NOTE:  Again, the reporter dutifully lapped up what the special prosecutor told him, but the reporter never asked the basic question…“This is September, you raided two months ago, why have you not indicted him? ”

They claim that they are “aggressive” yet, they are using the liberal media once again to smear someone because the liberal media can’t stand President Trump.

Dispensing with the plodding pace typical of many white-collar investigations, Mr. Mueller’s team has used what some describe as shock-and-awe tactics to intimidate witnesses and potential targets of the inquiry.

Mr. Mueller has obtained a flurry of subpoenas to compel witnesses to testify before a grand jury, lawyers and witnesses say, sometimes before his prosecutors have taken the customary first step of interviewing them.

One witness was called before the grand jury less than a month after his name surfaced in news accounts. The special counsel even took the unusual step of obtaining a subpoena for one of Mr. Manafort’s former lawyers, claiming an exception to the rule that shields attorney-client discussions from scrutiny.

Don’t lose sight of this…this special prosecutor is trying to destroy one of the most sacred trusts we have in the US, we have to be able to trust that information we give our attorney is confidential.  This is a sacred trust.

If we can’t have confidential council with our attorney, then we will never be able to defend ourselves from government charges.

“They are setting a tone. It’s important early on to strike terror in the hearts of people in Washington, or else you will be rolled,” said Solomon L. Wisenberg, who was deputy independent counsel in the investigation that led to the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999. “You want people saying to themselves, ‘Man, I had better tell these guys the truth.’”

Another way of saying this is “Man, I had better tell these guys what they want to hear, truth be damned or my life is going to be ruined.”

Few people can upend Washington like a federal prosecutor rooting around a presidential administration, and Mr. Mueller, a former F.B.I. director, is known to dislike meandering investigations that languish for years.

At the same time, he appears to be taking a broad view of his mandate: examining not just the Russian disruption campaign and whether any of Mr. Trump’s associates assisted in the effort, but also any financial entanglements with Russians going back several years.

He is also investigating whether Mr. Trump tried to obstruct justice when he fired James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director.

Mr. Manafort is under investigation for possible violations of tax laws, money-laundering prohibitions and requirements to disclose foreign lobbying. Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, is being scrutinized for foreign lobbying work as well as for conversations he had last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States.

On Monday, Mr. Flynn’s siblings announced the creation of a legal-defense fund to help cover their brother’s “enormous” legal fees.

The wide-ranging nature of Mr. Mueller’s investigation could put him on a collision course with Mr. Trump, who has said publicly that Mr. Mueller should keep his investigation narrowly focused on last year’s presidential campaign.

In an interview with The New York Times, Mr. Trump said Mr. Mueller would be overstepping his boundaries if he investigated his family’s finances unrelated to Russia.

And this may be the big break for President Trump.  He has the power to shut down the special prosecutor, and he should.  Now that he is terrorizing private citizens, trying to bring up old charges that Manafort has been cleared of, this is the reason to shut down the “Special Prosecutor” now.