Okay, we knew that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was on a witch hunt, but we didn’t know that he was on a GHOST hunt as well! But that’s apparently the case, at least according to a lawyer representing the Russian companies Mueller indicted earlier this year. In court proceedings last week, attorney Eric Dubelier told the judge that while he was representing Russia’s Concord Management and Consulting – one of the companies named in the indictment – he was not representing Concord Catering. And he had a very good reason for that.
“What about Concord Catering?” Judge Michael Harvey asked Dubelier in a hearing last week. “The government makes an allegation that there’s some association. Do you represent them or not today? And are we arraigning them as well?”
“We’re not,” Dubelier replied. “And the reason for that, Your Honor, is I think we’re dealing with a situation of the government having indicted the proverbial ham sandwich.”
Judge Harvey furrowed his brow.
“That company didn’t exist as a legal entity during the time period alleged by the government,” Dubelier continued. “If at some later time they show me that it did exist, we would probably represent them. But for purposes of today, no, we do not.”
Ah. So Robert Mueller, using the full powers of the Office of the Special Counsel – which comes with the full support of the Department of Justice and the FBI – tried to indict a company that…did not actually exist? What kind of absolute circus is he running over there?
This is only the latest in a string of incidents that tell the same story: Mueller is off the reservation in this witch hunt. His investigation remains cloaked in several layers of unnecessary secrecy, to the point where court officials have grown tired of his shtick. There is even a chance that his case against Russian nationals may be dismissed altogether, simply because the special counsel refuses to share discovery with the opposing lawyers. The judge presiding over the Manafort case has said in court proceedings that he has no idea how the decade-old crimes of Trump’s former campaign manager fall within the scope of Mueller’s mandate. And there continue to be deep concerns about Mueller’s personal and political conflicts of interest.
As Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview last week, it’s time for Mueller to “wrap it up.” His clueless investigation has cast a cloud of unwarranted suspicion over President Trump for more than a year now, and we have yet to see one SHRED of evidence justifying his appointment. Every week, this farce gets sillier and sillier, making a mockery of our justice system and turning what might be a viable concern – Russian interference in our election – into a political joke. If Mueller won’t close the door to this sham himself, someone needs to close it for him.