Judge Dismisses Alexander Vindman’s Lawsuit Against Trump Allies
On Friday, Robert Mueller said he is not going to testify after all in front of Congress in the coming weeks. Now, his office has dismissed a lawsuit brought by former National Security Council (NSC) special counsel Alexander Vindman that sought to compel the special counsel to testify.
According to Reuters, Attorney John C. Demers, who is working with Mueller’s office, dismissed the suit in a letter to the judge.
Demers writes that Vindman, who testified as a witness in Mueller’s investigation, “did not have any individual facts that would enable her to make out a viable cause of action that could survive a motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction.”
Demers added that Vindman’s lawsuit “fails to state a claim on which relief can be granted under Rule 12(b)(6) in that it fails to show that any defendant violated a statutory or constitutional provision related to the special counsel’s ongoing investigation.”
“We believe that this action is frivolous and that the action should be dismissed,” Demers added, and that the lawsuit “has no legal basis in the Federal Rules of Civil or Criminal Procedure.” He also noted that the suit “fails to comply with the pleading requirements of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8.”
Demers, a partner at the Washington law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, said that his client is not going to testify, adding that the law allows a special counsel to decline to testify.
This is yet another example of this administration’s contempt for rule of law and the rule of law, that has been on display since day one.
John Vibes is a staff writer at Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @VibesNC.