MANAFORT SUES MUELLER, ROSENSTEIN, DOJ… 'Unlawfully exceeded authority'

Trump ex-campaign chair Manafort sues Mueller, Rosenstein and Department of Justice

  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has sued special counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice in U.S. federal court
  • “The actions of DOJ and Mr. Rosenstein in issuing the Appointment Order, and Mr. Mueller’s actions pursuant to the authority the Order granted him, were arbitrary, capricious, and not in accordance with the law,” the suit reads.
  • All actions taken by the special counsel “must be set aside,” Manafort’s lawyers argue.


Trump ex-campaign chair Manafort sues Mueller, Rosenstein and Department of Justice from CNBC.

 
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has sued special counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Department of Justice in U.S. federal court, alleging that Mueller has strayed beyond the scope of the investigation he was authorized to pursue.
Manafort’s suit also alleges the order appointing Mueller exceeds the deputy attorney general’s authority. As a result, all actions taken by the special counsel “must be set aside,” it argues.
“The actions of DOJ and Mr. Rosenstein in issuing the Appointment Order, and Mr. Mueller’s actions pursuant to the authority the Order granted him, were arbitrary, capricious, and not in accordance with the law,” the suit reads.

 
 ‘Unlawfully exceeded authority’Manafort sues DOJ, Mueller over Russia probe authority

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.”
A DOJ spokesperson responded with a statement, saying: “The lawsuit is frivolous but the defendant is entitled to file whatever he wants.”

 

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