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    Manafort sues Mueller and DOJ

    Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller.

    The suit brought Wednesday in US District Court in Washington where Manafort and another former Trump campaign aide are charged, challenges Mueller's decision to charge Manafort with alleged crimes that they say have nothing to do with the 2016 campaign, but rather relate to lucrative lobbying work Manafort and his deputy did for a former Russia-friendly government in Ukraine. That work ended in 2014, the suit says.

    The Manafort lawsuit alleges Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Mueller have unlawfully exceeded the authorities allowed under the law governing special counsel appointments. The lawsuit contends that the order Rosenstein signed to appoint Mueller "exceeds the scope of Mr. Rosenstein's authority to appoint special counsel as well as specific restrictions on the scope of such appointments."

    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." The Manafort lawyers say that goes beyond what the law allows Rosenstein to empower Mueller to do.

    Assume a judge will dismiss this suit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller.

    The suit brought Wednesday in US District Court in Washington where Manafort and another former Trump campaign aide are charged, challenges Mueller's decision to charge Manafort with alleged crimes that they say have nothing to do with the 2016 campaign, but rather relate to lucrative lobbying work Manafort and his deputy did for a former Russia-friendly government in Ukraine. That work ended in 2014, the suit says.

    The Manafort lawsuit alleges Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Mueller have unlawfully exceeded the authorities allowed under the law governing special counsel appointments. The lawsuit contends that the order Rosenstein signed to appoint Mueller "exceeds the scope of Mr. Rosenstein's authority to appoint special counsel as well as specific restrictions on the scope of such appointments."

    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." The Manafort lawyers say that goes beyond what the law allows Rosenstein to empower Mueller to do.

    Assume a judge will dismiss this suit?

    Manafort sues Mueller in Russia probe - CNNPolitics
    Yes and sanctions should be imposed against the attorney or firm who filed it. It's frivolous

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman indicted on money laundering and other charges, filed a lawsuit challenging the broad authority of special counsel Robert Mueller and alleging the Justice Department violated the law in appointing Mueller.

    The suit brought Wednesday in US District Court in Washington where Manafort and another former Trump campaign aide are charged, challenges Mueller's decision to charge Manafort with alleged crimes that they say have nothing to do with the 2016 campaign, but rather relate to lucrative lobbying work Manafort and his deputy did for a former Russia-friendly government in Ukraine. That work ended in 2014, the suit says.

    The Manafort lawsuit alleges Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Mueller have unlawfully exceeded the authorities allowed under the law governing special counsel appointments. The lawsuit contends that the order Rosenstein signed to appoint Mueller "exceeds the scope of Mr. Rosenstein's authority to appoint special counsel as well as specific restrictions on the scope of such appointments."

    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." The Manafort lawyers say that goes beyond what the law allows Rosenstein to empower Mueller to do.

    Assume a judge will dismiss this suit?

    Manafort sues Mueller in Russia probe - CNNPolitics
    Bajisima,

    LOL, so much for the giddy liberal MEME that Manafort will roll over and sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Bajisima,

    LOL, so much for the giddy liberal MEME that Manafort will roll over and sing.
    Uh not many people thought Manafort would flip. He’s on way too deep. They thought Flynn would (and he did) and maybe Gates.

    This isn’t a surprising move. Manafort’s attorney’s will do all they can for their client. It’s unlikely to be successful, but it’s more of a PR move
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchboxxy View Post
    Uh not many people thought Manafort would flip. He’s on way too deep. They thought Flynn would (and he did) and maybe Gates.

    This isn’t a surprising move. Manafort’s attorney’s will do all they can for their client. It’s unlikely to be successful, but it’s more of a PR move
    News is also now reporting it could be a delaying tactic. If it isnt thrown out it could delay proceedings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    News is also now reporting it could be a delaying tactic. If it isnt thrown out it could delay proceedings.
    So much for the investigation wrapping up eh
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    so, it's the justice department, under Sessions, that has to defend this - right?
    Too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    so, it's the justice department, under Sessions, that has to defend this - right?
    Too much.
    TrumpWorld is a dog eat dog world these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    TrumpWorld is a dog eat dog world these days.
    dumbest criminals in the history of the world.
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    The lawsuit will fail.
    Unrelated crimes discovered during a lawful investigation are still crimes and should be prosecuted.
    A cop investigating a bicycle theft is not required to avert his eyes from the dead body he finds in the suspect's trunk.

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