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America’s Authoritarian “New Class”

May 4, 2018

Vietnam veteran and seventy-seven years old, Judge T.S. Ellis II has been around the block several times and not inclined to accept the goals of the Mueller investigation..

In a hearing in his federal courtroom in Virginia yesterday, Judge Ellis raised questions that shocked reporters, Michael Dreeben, the deputy solicitor general who was arguing on behalf of the Mueller investigation and the “new class’ of attorneys that make up the legal, university and media complex.

Like the “industrial, military complex” that President Eisenhower warned against in 1961, the new complex raises the stakes by painting anyone who disagrees as deplorable.

“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort’s bank fraud … You really care about getting information Mr. Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump and lead to his prosecution or impeachment,” Judge Ellis said.

“This investigation that had led to this indictment… has nothing to do with Russia or the campaign,” said Ellis. “We said this is what our investigation is about, but we’re not bound by it, and we were lying. You care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you that could lead to Mr. Trump.”

“We don’t want anyone with unfettered power. It’s unlikely you are going to persuade me the special counsel has unlimited power. The American people feel very strongly about anyone having unfettered power.”

Fortunately, there is one sound mind in authority to rebuke the new class.

 

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