For many of us, it has been a mystery as to how Special Counsel Robert Mueller could continue investigating and prosecuting non-campaign cases on the periphery of the Trump organization. In a filing for dismissal of charges by the Paul Manafort attorneys, we see a glimpse of the Constitutional path for a choke collar to be put on Robert Mueller. Here is what is involved.
As Written and Reported By Robert Barnes for Law and Crime:
Sessions formally notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases and cases related to obstruction of Mueller’s investigation would be doing what the Constitution compels: enforcing the Appointments Clause of the Constitution. Additionally, Sessions notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases would be exercising Sessions’ court-recognized Constitutional obligation to “direct and supervise litigation” conducted by the Department of Justice. Furthermore, Sessions notifying Mueller that he does not have authority to act outside of campaign-related cases protects against the inappropriate use of the federal grand jury that defendant Manafort now rightly complains about.
Sessions limiting Mueller to the 2016 campaign would also be restoring confidence in democratic institutions, and restore public faith that democratically elected officials.
One thing to remember about Sessions’ recusal: Sessions only……
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