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Flip: Paul Manafort Sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Things continue to move sideways for the rogue Mueller witch hunt.

After weeks of revelations in which multiple FBI and DOJ officials were outed as anti-Trumpers and potentially colluders in pro-Hillary efforts, now Mueller is facing a legal challenge of his own.

Paul Manafort was supposed to be the first head to roll in Mueller’s campaign to bring down the Trump administration in the alleged Russia collusion investigation.

But heads were getting scratched when the indictment of Manafort involved charges entirely unrelated to the Trump campaign.

And now Manafort is suing Mueller for precisely that reason.

The DOJ’s investigation jumped the shark long ago and is now scraping for any potentially illegal action by anyone tangentially associated with Trump in hopes it might justify its existence.

Here’s more from Hotair…

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is suing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Fox News reports that Manafort’s lawsuit claims the investigation into his business dealings exceeds the scope of the Special Counsel into Russian influence on the 2016 election:

“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.’”

In October, Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment that included allegations of money laundering and making false statements in connection with their work in Ukraine.

The complaint continued, “Those alleged dealings had no connection whatsoever to the 2016 presidential election or even to Donald Trump.” Manafort’s legal team is asking the court “to hold those actions unlawful and set them aside.”

 


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