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BY: Paul Crookston
Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday against special counsel Robert Mueller and the Justice Department.
Manafort - October - Charges - Probe - Interference
Manafort, who in October was indicted on charges connected to the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, alleged that the Justice Department violated the law by giving Mueller broad investigative authority that went beyond the election, CNN reports.
The charges against Manafort—part of Mueller's investigation, which includes examining potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia—are not related to his work on the campaign. He and his deputy, Robert Gates, have pleaded not guilty to all 12 criminal counts against them, which include conspiracy to launder money and failure to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts, among others.
Manafort - Suit - US - District - Court
Now Manafort has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, arguing that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller...
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