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January 03, 2018

Paul Manafort Sues Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein, Claiming the Special Counsel's Charter Is Overbroad and He's Gone Beyond Even Those Limits

Good. Paul Manafort seems crooked as lightning, but it's unconstitutional to appoint a prosecutor to investigate ten people for literally anything.

President Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, took the unusual step on Wednesday of suing the special counsel and asking a federal court to narrow his authority.

Mr. Mueller is investigating the Russian government's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether anyone close to Mr. Trump was involved. As part of that investigation, prosecutors indicted Mr. Manafort on money laundering charges related to years of foreign lobbying -- but not related to Russian election interference or the Trump campaign.

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Mr. Manafort argued in the lawsuit on Wednesday that Mr. Mueller had gone too far. He sued both Mr. Mueller and Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed him. The lawsuit said Mr. Rosenstein had improperly given Mr. Mueller the authority to investigate "anything he stumbles across while investigating, no matter how remote."

From Byron York, here's some of the language from the suit:




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