Mueller doesn't control the judge.Comment from an NBC reporter https://twitter.com/KenDilanianNBC/status/1030564325176627200
I've largely ignored these kind of comments because I tried to be positive and told myself that Mueller probably knows what he's doing. But I'm seeing an increasing number of comments that into that direction and with the recent comments made by the judge and the importance of a conviction, I'm starting to worry.
I was thinking that the prosecution would have/could have asked/requested that the jury be sequestered or at least, in some way pointed out to the judge that this case will get quite some attention and that he might want to consider it.Mueller doesn't control the judge.
War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.“When you tell me that, you know, he should testify because he’s going to tell the truth and he shouldn’t worry, well that’s so silly because it’s somebody’s version of the truth. Not the truth,” Giuliani told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday morning.
“Truth is truth,” Todd responded.
“No, no, it isn’t truth,” Giuliani said. “Truth isn’t truth. The President of the United States says, “I didn’t …”
A startled Todd answered: “Truth isn’t truth?”
Giuliani: “No, no, no.”
Not necessarily. Only one of the three hundred and eight documents admitted as evidence was shown to the jury during trial. It takes a lot of time to go through so many documents unless one is dead set on acquittal.The Manafort jury is still deliberating. The longer they deliberate the better it looks for the defense.
I read that as well but I also read that the Cosby jury was sequestered and while there certainly was media attention, I don't think it's anything compared to that. (Nothing will probably ever compare to that unless another President is as much of a crook as Trump). Cosby also doesn't have any ties to pro-Russian Ukraines and I don't think that they got him for witness tempering before the trial even started.From what I have heard discussed, the standard for sequestering a jury is extremely high and is considered a last resort.