Former Trump campaign manager sues Mueller, DOJ for overreach

Getty										Paul Manafort is suing Robert Mueller Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice

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The suit also says Mueller should be enjoined from investigating any conduct by Manafort "that is unrelated to and predates his involvement with the Trump campaign".

After the independent counsel law lapsed in 1999, the country was left with no mechanism for anyone other than the president to appoint counsel who could bring prosecutions. Additionally, "there was only one white male in the room, and he was a prosecutor", the source claims.

The charges were related to Manafort's lobbying work on behalf of a Russia-friendly Ukrainian political party. The show of thuggery was entirely unnecessary.

Mueller is responsible for finding evidence and drawing conclusions based on facts.

Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, sued the Department of Justice; the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein; and the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, on Wednesday over the investigation into possible connections between Mr. Trump's associates and Russian election interference.

While Mueller's appointment order lets him pursue "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation", his prosecutors improperly built a case that had nothing to do with Russian meddling, according to the complaint.


"The Special Counsel's investigation and indictment.far exceeds any lawful authority to investigate links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government", the lawsuit claims.

Their indictment, announced October 30, marked the first criminal charges disclosed in probes into possible Russian influence in US political affairs, which have also swept up former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Trump campaign foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos. They both pleaded not guilty.

The lawsuit's focus is on a part of the Rosenstein order that says that Mueller may investigate "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". "I think it would be very hard to find anybody better qualified for this job.I believe that, based upon his reputation, his service, his patriotism, his experience with the department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he was an ideal choice for this task".

Mueller's spokesman, Peter Carr, said he hadn't seen the filing and declined to comment.

Manfort was indicted by the Special Counsel in October on a number of criminal counts of money laundering, lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, failing to register as a foreign agent, tax fraud and more. Recently, in an attempt to discredit the investigation, they have attached the FBI and Department of Justice as biased. If they can't do the job either because they're compromised or because they have a conflict of interest, then Congress has the power to issue subpoenas and get to the bottom of a matter. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, where Manafort's indictment by Mueller is also pending. It was reported on Thursday by "Good Morning America" that many within Trump's inner circle did not expect Trump to win - including Trump himself.

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