The Special Counsel lawyers in the Paul Manafort case have been receiving some rough treatment at the hands of Judge T. S. Ellis III. The judge has been after them to present their case in an efficient and professional manner. he has given them the rules that he expects them to abide by. Like most judges, Judge Ellis expects that the prosecutors and lawyers will follow his directives. When it appeared that they could not even meet minimum requirements. That has led to Mueller team to complain to the cranky old judge about casting aspersions on the prosecution.
As Written and Reported by Staff Writer for saraacarter.com:
Mueller’s team is increasingly frustrated with the “cranky judge” who has rebuked the special counsel’s office on multiple occasions.
Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a formal complaint against the judge presiding over Paul Manafort’s tax fraud case this week; claiming T.S. Ellis III violated protocol while ruling against the prosecution’s star witness.
According to Politico, Mueller’s team is increasingly frustrated with the “cranky judge” who has rebuked the special counsel’s office on multiple occasions.
“[T]he judge’s condescending attitude [could give] the jury the impression that the prosecution’s case is dubious,” said a former US Deputy Solicitor General. “This is an especially severe risk when the core of the case is the testimony of a co-conspirator who is admittedly a thief, liar, and embezzler. When the standard of proof is ‘beyond a reasonable doubt,’ there is no margin for error.”
“On Wednesday, Ellis was at it again, dressing down prosecutors after learning that an IRS agent they called to the stand as an expert witness had been in the courtroom for the entire trial,” writes ……..
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