Special counsel Robert Mueller’s week just keeps getting worse. First a federal judge chewed his team out Friday for lying about the scope of its investigation and seeking “unfettered power.”
The same afternoon, Mueller’s team practically begged another federal judge to delay court proceedings in its case against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities who allegedly interfered in the 2016 presidential election. That judge basically said, “No!’
In an order issued Saturday, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich specifically denied a request by Mueller’s office to delay its first hearing in the Russian indictment case, offering no reason for her decision, according to Politico.
Talk about the hard knock life for poor ol’ Mueller. Sad!
The latest bout of heart-aching pain and misfortune started for the special counsel after he indicted the Russians in February:
The arrogant “witch hunt” leader assumed the affected Russians would simply ignore any future court proceedings since they clearly live outside his jurisdiction. He assumed wrong.
Last month a team of Washington lawyers reportedly appeared out of nowhere and notified the court that they represent Concord Management and Consulting, one of the companies targeted by Mueller.
The move was reportedly designed “to force Mueller’s team to turn over relevant evidence to the Russian firm and perhaps even to bait prosecutors into an embarrassing dismissal in order to avoid disclosing sensitive information.”
And apparently the move worked like a charm, since Mueller’s team quickly filed a delay request in a desperate bid to avoid handing over sensitive documents.
Instead of just admitting the real motivation behind their request, however, Mueller’s hotshots tried to spin a yarn about how they were worried that Concord Management had not yet been served its court papers.
“Until the Court has an opportunity to determine if Concord was properly served, it would be inadvisable to conduct an initial appearance and arraignment at which important rights will be communicated and a plea entertained,” his team whined.
“That is especially true in the context of this case, which involves a foreign corporate defendant, controlled by another, individual foreign defendant, that has already demanded production of sensitive intelligence gathering, national security, and foreign affairs information.”
Uh huh …
Well, sorry, Mr. Mueller, but your request has been DENIED.
Check out social media’s reaction below:
Mueller is having a bad week. The Most Important Man in the World just got the shock of his life. Remember the elastic stretch-13 Russians indicted for election tampering? The Lawyer’s showed up-ready to battle BUT Mueller wasn’t ready. Judge denied Mueller’s request for delay.
— Bugaboo Boon (@BoonBugaboo) May 6, 2018
Nice try, though, Mr. Mueller. Thanks for stopping bye. Buh bye!
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