Judge Ellis Wants to See Mueller's Hunting License

My friend Tom Lipscomb, commenting on the newsworthy but welcome judicial challenge to the scope of the special counsel's power in the Manafort case in Virginia, says it reminds him of the Tom Lehrer song about a man and his hunting license.  In relevant parts, the lyrics are: I always will remember 'twas a year ago November, I went out to hunt some deer, On a morning, bright and clear. I went and shot the maximum the game laws would allow, Two game wardens, seven hunters and a cow. ... The law was very firm – it took away my permit, The worst punishment I ever endured. It turned out there was a reason, cows were out of season, And one of the hunters – wasn't insured. 1. Judge Ellis: "I'll be the judge" The best account of the hearing before Judge Ellis I've found is in Reuters.  Manafort is being prosecuted for bank and tax fraud allegedly committed years before the Trump campaign – in 2005 and...(Read Full Article)

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