Skip to comments.Mueller’s Dirty Lawyers Obtained Obscure ‘Special Status’ to Pursue Matters Outside of...Mandate
Posted on 05/21/2018 11:05:22 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
Judge T.S. Ellis lost his temper and blasted prosecutors a couple weeks ago and said he believes Mueller is using the Manafort case to provide material that would lead to Trumps prosecution or impeachment.
Judge Ellis also ordered the government to hand over the unredacted Rosenstein memo.
The Judge told Muellers prosecutors, We dont want anyone with unfettered power.
Last Thursday, Robert Muellers office begrudgingly gave Judge T.S. Ellis the unredacted Rosenstein memo detailing the Special Counsels scope in a sealed court filing.
Mueller knew the day would come he would be challenged by an honest judge so his team of hack lawyers resorted to some dirty tricks in order to stay in control of this case.
Muellers lawyers filed for, and obtained an obscure special status giving them dual roles as not only special counsel prosecutors, but also as Special Assistant US Attorneys (SAUSAs) which could make it difficult for Judge Ellis to hand the case over to other prosecutors.
Far left Politico reported:
An obscure special status obtained by several of special counsel Robert Muellers attorneys could prevent a judge from ousting Muellers lawyers from their role in the prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort in federal court in Virginia.
Several court filings indicate that when lawyers from Muellers office appeared in federal court in Alexandria earlier this year, they did so not only as representative of Muellers office but as special assistant United States attorneys (SAUSAs) attached to the United States attorneys office there.
That designation gives the Mueller prosecutors a kind of dual status that could complicate any attempt by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III to try to shift the case to federal prosecutors based in Alexandriaa possibility the judge mentioned on a couple of occasions during a contentious hearing earlier this month.
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I looked at Mueller's brief in the Virginia court defending the legality of his appointment.
He's actually not even claiming to be a Special Counsel under the DOJ regulations (even though he is calling himself "Special Counsel").
Instead, Mueller is basing his legal authority on being a special assistant to the Attorney General.
But yet, they are saying that the AG (and here it's actually the Assistant AG (Rosenstein) since the AG (Sessions) decided to recuse himself) has voluntarily ("discretionary decision") applied the special counsel regulation which makes it illegal to exercise day-to-day supervision over the Special Counsel (who they are saying is really a special assistant to the AG).
But it seems like a legal oxymoron to claim Mueller's authority to act is as a special assistant to the AG, but at the same time claim the AG does not have the legal power to supervise his own assistant on a day-to-day basis.
But in fact what they have done is created a new de facto US Attorney position. Congress hasn't authorized the AG to do that. And Mueller was never appointed by the President or confirmed by the Senate, as required for a US Attorney (or even for an Assistant Attorney General.)
Mueller's operation is actually bigger than some US Attorney's offices. And by not legally being allowed to be supervised on a day-to-day basis, he actually in theory has more freedom from the AG (here, the AAG) than a US Attorney.
The judge can judge st through w the case out with prejudice.
Okay, so fire Rosenpig and appoint someone who will take the responsibility to watch this criminal weasel on a day to day basis. These pigs work for the Head of the Executive Branch. Make Mule ears accountable or fire his criminal ass too.
Actually, just send Mule-ears and Rosenpig for Impeachment in Congress. Time for this treasonous coup attempt to be hung by its neck.
And sent a package of depends to Sleepy Sessions for his immediate retirement.
I would guess that if Manafort wins on his challenge to the Special Counsel authority, the case is dismissed without prejudice.
The local US Attorney could go back to the grand jury and get an identical indictment from them and start the case again under the authority of the local US Attorney.
I saw one of search warrants. It was sworn out by an FBI agent, not by one of Mueller’s sleazy lawyers.
If all of the search warrants were handled the same way, the local US Attorney might still be able to use the evidence seized in a new re-filed case.
But if the case has to be given to the local US Attorney, he may have more important cases on his plate and might not pursue it with the same lunacy as Mueller.
The key question is: who grants this “special status”?
Someone whose name we are familiar with?
I doubt that this position (SAUSA) was created to get Special Counsels a means by which they could operate beyond the scope of their authority.
So if that’s how Mueller is using it, then it should simply be denied on that basis, regardless of whether the language of the SAUSA designation would technically allow him to do that.
If his authorization by the AAG explicitly allowed him to exceed his scope by obtaining and receiving the SAUSA status, without any additional or prior approvals by the AAG, then that would be different. However, I doubt that language is in there, since what would be the point - since you could just broaden the scope of the authorization to avoid that being necessary.
Hence, it should be denied, since otherwise what is the point of the AG, or in this case, the AAG, limiting the scope of a Special Counsel if it can be so easily circumvented this way. Therefore, the absence of the allowable use of an SAUSA status in the AG/AAG scope memo should simply mean that such a contravention is not permitted.
Rhymes with “Frankenstein”
Rhymes with FrankenWeasel...
Cut off all funding for the fake “SAUSAs” until they are relegated back to their original job position, or make them pay back any additional wages.
THen put their status in writing, Sessions. You can do that or have the DOJ CFO do it, or Congress can act and shut down the whole damned fraudulent show.
attorney general has authority did it get passed to rosenstein? fire him
i doubt sessions signed off on it he apparently didn’t for huber..
tshtf tommorrow cant waint to hear what levin digenova etc say about this..
what a tangled web we weave...
Then they should be able show approval letters from their authority in this case the Federal Prosecutors that have been approved by the Senate. If they conducted this investigation prior to preapproval of their authority it is a poison tree.
Along with several seasons' worth of Huckleberry Hound cartoons.
Reminds me of the old bromide, “nobody should enjoy the sight of SAUSAge being made.”
there are some lawyers who definitely require prison for this kind of police state krap.
DJT needs to grow a pair and terminate all of this farce NOW!
I still don’t understand why Sessions picked Rosenstein. There are thousands of conservative lawyers in The Federalist Society all over the country - why does he end up with a liberal Republican (basically a Democrat) with a history with Mueller and one that was recommended by Elijah Cummings? Do you think that Eric Holder would have hired a deputy on the recommendation of Devin Nunes? Look at the disparate enforcement by Mueller and his rabid band of Democratic donors and Clinton employees - Hillary destroys a server and 30,000 emails under subpoena, trades away 20 percent of the nation’s uranium, her top aides are granted immunity, she is interrogated without notes or any type of record and Tony Podesta doesn’t even seem to be under investigation even though he supposedly did many of the same things as Manafort with the same Russians and Ukrainians. Why is ratfaced Mueller allowed to pull off this scam, Sleepy Sessions?
An obscure special status obtained by several of special counsel Robert Muellers attorneys = We just made up this status to get Trump.
I’ve never heard of the SAUSA arrangement before. From a quick glance, I gather that it’s a mechanism sometimes used to, essentially, deputize state prosecutors as temporary federal prosecutors. I can see some utility in this for bringing sprawling, cross-jurisdictional cases under coordinated management. But the question unanswered in the article is whether Special Prosecutors have ever used this procedure, or if the current instance is unprecedented. If the latter, it strikes me as an outrage, and more ammunition in the fight. Special Prosecutors are supposed to be pursuing a narrow, defined matter that, for whatever reasons, cannot be well handled by regular DOJ staff. They are not supposed to be roving legal gunslingers with unlimited jurisdiction — which is exactly the problem that the apparent Mueller fishing expedition has already raised.
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