Paul Manafort was President Trump’s former campaign manager. He has been charged with multiple crimes that, while punishable, were exposed by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team. Manafort has brought a lawsuit against Mueller for exceeding that authority. The Department of Justice does not agree with that and wants the judge to dismiss the lawsuit. If you were the judge, what would be your decision? After all, a crime is a crime and should be prosecuted? Were Paul Manafort’s rights violated? There is a good case for that as well.
As Written and Reported By Daniel Chaitin for the Washington Examiner:
The Justice Department filed a motion late Friday asking a judge to dismiss former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s civil lawsuit against special counsel Robert Mueller.
Manafort in early January sued the DOJ, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Mueller for overstepping their authorities that led to charges against him that are unrelated to the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
According to the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Manafort alleged that Rosenstein exceeded the scope of his “authority” to appoint Mueller, and Mueller’s investigation has surpassed his authority.
But Justice Department civil division lawyers say these “claims lack merit,”arguing both Rosenstein and Mueller have not overstepped their bounds.
Now: ‘The Special Counsel’s investigation and prosecutions are entirely lawful.’ /// US Justice Dept. asks judge to dismiss Paul Manafort’s civil suit attacking Mueller’s power https://t.co/beygE2rBJi pic.twitter.com/i7SFXsi7vo
— Mike Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) February 3, 2018
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