Some reports from last week said that Tony Podesta was granted immunity to testify against Paul Manafort in the trial being held in the Eastern Virginia U.S. District Court, the Hon. T. S. Ellis III presiding. Since this judge has demonstrated he has it pretty clear in his mind what special counsel Robert Mueller is up to –- getting witnesses to “sing” or perhaps “compose” –- I mused about what he might have thought about this particular immunity deal.
But when the list of witnesses against Manafort for the Virginia trial was made public, it did not include Podesta’s name. Turns out, Podesta’s immunity deal was granted in the OTHER Manafort trial, which is taking place in Washington DC.
Just wanted to make that clear. Gosh, it’s too bad that Mueller isn’t parading that immunity deal in front of Judge Ellis, who might have had some choice words for it.