Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation

Paul Manafort Suing Justice Department After Indictment in Russia Investigation

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is suing special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department for allegedly exceeding their authority by investigating him for conduct unrelated to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "Trump has continued to cooperate with Mueller while simultaneously "[accusing] the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation of bias and overreach".

"I can assure you that the special counsel is conducting himself consistently with our understanding of the scope of the investigation", said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who Manafort accused of granting Mueller too much leeway with the Russian Federation probe.

A Justice Department statement dismissed the lawsuit as "frivolous", but also acknowledged that Manafort can sue whoever he wants.

Rep. Maxine Waters ruffled some feathers with her poem to special counsel Robert Mueller. He pleaded not guilty in October.

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In response, a Justice Department spokesperson called the lawsuit "frivolous" but apparently didn't offer much detail as to how the department would proceed. The Manafort lawyers say that goes beyond what the law allows Rosenstein to empower Mueller to do.

The suit adds that Mueller exceeded his authority by focusing on Manafort's "offshore business dealings that date back to as early as 2005 - about a decade before the Trump presidential campaign launched".

Manafort is calling for the court to declare Mueller's appointment "invalid" and for the "setting aside" of all of Mueller's actions as special counsel.

In mid-December, the Chicago Tribune reported the White House legal team meant to meet with Mueller's office for assurances that any focus on President Donald Trump in the seemingly unlimited investigation has run its course and will soon end.

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