RICK MANNING: Mueller’s political prosecutions must end


Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest actions prove President Trump is correct in calling the investigation a witch-hunt.

Mueller continues to prove he is not needed by passing off prosecutions of crimes to U.S. Attorneys.

This begs the question, if U.S. Attorneys can do the prosecution, then why is Robert Mueller’s hit squad needed?

It becomes clear this is a politically motivated hit job when you look at the prosecution of Paul Manafort which has nothing to do with Russia hacking, collusion or even the 2016 election.

Tony Podesta, brother of former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and Paul Manafort worked together on the same issues in Ukraine. Both are accused of potentially failing to register as foreign lobbyist crimes, but only one of them is being prosecuted by Mueller’s team, while the other, rightfully so, has been handed off to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan.

Why? Because Paul Manafort worked for Donald Trump.

Rick Manning is the President Americans for Limited Government. A long time public affairs professional, Rick served as the Public Affairs Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor during the George W. Bush Administration, where he was twice recognized by the Secretary for Exceptional Achievement.