By Linda L Barton
Robert Mueller is undoubtedly reeling from the smackdown he received from Judge Ellis on Friday. However, it gets better because he’s been dealt a massive blow from another judge in rejecting his request for a delay in the Russian troll farm case.
Apparently, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich has rejected special counsel Robert Mueller’s appeal to delay the first court hearing in the criminal case charging three Russian companies and 13 Russian citizens. The claim is they were using websites such as Facebook and other means to spread political unrest among Americans before the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
On Saturday evening, Judge Friedrich gave no reason for her decision to reject the request prosecutors made on Friday to put off the scheduled Wednesday arraignment for one of the three Russian firms charged in the case.
Mueller’s delay tactic was denied, marking the second massive blow he’s gotten in days.
With federal judge Ellis accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team of “lying” and trying to use “unfettered power” to bring down President Donald Trump this second hit could bring about the end of the Mueller investigation.
According to a federal statute, a special counsel can be removed for misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict of interest, or for other good cause, including violation of Departmental policies. As past actions show, Mueller and his team of investigators are guilty of several of those potential charges.