Mueller's 'Star Witness' Falls Apart During Cross-Examination

  • 08/08/2018
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Mueller's 'Star Witness' Falls Apart During Cross-Examination
By Federal Bureau of Investigation [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort's legal team disemboweled the politico's onetime protege, Rick Gates, as a liar who embezzled millions to fund his secret life.

Gates previously pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller in exchange for leniency. The Special Counsel went so far as to refer to Gates as their "star witness."

However, Gate's star fell back to earth during a brutal cross-examination, during which he perjured himself. (Gateway Pundit)
 

Manafort’s lawyers continued to erode Gates’ credibility. At one point Manafort’s lawyer Kevin Downing asked Gates, “After all the lies you’ve told and fraud you’ve committed, you expect this jury to believe you?”

“Yes.” Gates replied.

Tuesday’s court transcripts are in and it shows Rick Gates completely fell apart, lied many times and perjured himself–which of course infuriated Judge Ellis.

A lawyer who obtained Tuesday’s transcripts breaks down the courtroom drama and shows where Rick Gates was caught lying and committed perjury.

 
Although the unsubstantiated allegations of collusion between Donald Trump and the Russian government are not at issue in this trial, such blows to the government's case will embolden the president's defenders and reinforce the perception that Mueller's investigation is a "rigged witch-hunt."
 Source: AAN
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