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Ex-Trump campaign manager Manafort sues Mueller, Rosenstein, claims Russia probe has gone too far

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his legal team are suing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, alleging the Russia probe has gone beyond the scope of the special counsel regulations, according to an 18-page civil complaint filed with the district court in Washington.

"The investigation of Mr. Manafort is completely unmoored from the special counsel's original jurisdiction to investigate ‘any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.’”

In October, Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment that included allegations of money laundering and making false statements in connection with their work in Ukraine.

The complaint continued, "Those alleged dealings had no connection whatsoever to the 2016 presidential election or even to Donald Trump." Manafort's legal team is asking the court "to hold those actions unlawful and set them aside."

According to the complaint, Mueller was given additional authority to pursue "any matters that arose or may arise from that investigation."

Manafort’s legal team alleges the deputy attorney general went beyond his "authority to appoint a special council as well as specific restrictions on the scope of such appointments."

At the time of the May 2017 appointment of Mueller, Rosenstein said, "It is in the public interest for me to exercise my authorities and appoint a special counsel to assume responsibility for this matter."

Manafort alleges he’s been "injured" by the investigation, causing him "significant reputational harm, has exposed him to invasions of his personal privacy, and has forced him to incur substantial costs and expenses to defend himself."

Fox News asked the Justice Department and Special Counsel’s office for comment, but there was no immediate response.

by on Jan. 3, 2018 at 3:42 PM
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by Linda on Jan. 3, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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You got it.
He’s such a baby.

Quoting trippyhippy: Did little whiny boy get caught doing bad things and now he's crying about it?
by Linda on Jan. 3, 2018 at 6:45 PM
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This dude brought everything on himself.

And the investigation is moving right along!’
Yay Mueller! 👍🏻

Quoting numbr1wmn:

I agree with him. They are going to find nothing like they continue to do and this goose hunt ruined him because of hillary goons

by Platinum Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 6:51 PM


by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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Come on guys, be nice. We all know consequences are only for poor people and minorities, not rich white dudes. This is uncharted territory.
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