Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of money laundering, tax evasion and failure to disclose foreign lobbying as a part of Mueller’s probe, has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia claiming the DOJ has overstepped its authority.
“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,’” Manafort’s lawsuit said, quoting the appointment order Rosenstein issued for Mueller.
“It has instead focused on unrelated, decade-old business dealings—specifically, Ukraine political campaign consulting activities of Mr. Manafort,” Manafort’s lawsuit said.
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