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bamarep
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Manafort sues Honest Bob, Rosenstein
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President Trump's former 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is suing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in federal court.

Manafort argues that Rosenstein didn't have authority to appoint Mueller as special counsel, which occurred after Mr. Trump fired James Comey as FBI director. The complaint claims that the appointment was an "abuse of discretion" and therefore, he says that anything resulting from Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election should be deemed null and void. The complaint then says that Mueller's investigation and the indictment against Manafort goes beyond the scope of his authority, and demands that Mueller "should be enjoined from further investigating any alleged conduct by Mr. Manafort that is unrelated to and predates his involvement with the Trump campaign…" It goes on to say that Manafort should be awarded injunctive relief.

Manafort and Rick Gates, Manafort's former business associate, were indicted by a federal grand jury in the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election in October. And another Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty the same day to making false statements to the FBI. Toward the end of 2017, Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was just heating up. Mr. Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI.

Manafort joined Mr. Trump's presidential campaign in March 2016 and served in that role until August 2016. The FBI raided his home last summer, even picking the lock while he was at home asleep. 

Rosenstein had the authority to appoint Mueller as special counsel because of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to recuse himself from the Russia probe. Rosenstein also gave Mueller broad discretion in his investigation. 

A spokesman for the Department of Justice said, "The lawsuit is frivolous but the defendant is entitled to file whatever he wants." The Special Counsel declined comment.






Uh oh.


Discovery should be fun


Bunyan
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SlowFlowPro
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curious what Manafort budgeted for his legal defense

$10M? 15? 25?


atlgamecockman
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Germans


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cajunangelle
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January 15th it's goin down. 12 days from today.


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Damone
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My question is, will the taxpayers be picking up the tab for Mueller and Rosenstein's defense?


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cajunangelle
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NT74 gonna be so mad his boi honest Bob is going downtown leroy brown

Image: http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/12/171212_POL_Robert-Mueller.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2.jpg


where is he anyway was he bannned again?


LSURussian
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We know. Do you even look at the threads already on the first page before you start one?


doverstutts
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he is a typical government employee and leftist, but i have nothing that he wrote that warranted a ban


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RCDfan1950
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The light being highly publicized and focused on Meuller and Rosenstein is NOT a good thing for either. Both have dirty laundry; and are on a one-way street to being exposed as overtly partisan...if not criminally liable in what amounts to a coverup of the Obama Deep States' attempted surveillance/manipulation of the Trump Campaign, and the Election. Guilty as sin! And it is all coming out.

Manafort's suit will help that, by raising public awareness/focus of the essential charges, even if never taken to a Court of Law.


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bamarep
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When I started the post, there was nothing on the first page. I got a phone call before I hit submit.


Damn baws Y’all bitchy today.


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atlgamecockman
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(a)Original jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall be established by the Attorney General. The Special Counsel will be provided with a specific factual statement of the matter to be investigated. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall also include the authority to investigate and prosecute federal crimes committed in the course of, and with intent to interfere with, the Special Counsel's investigation, such as perjury, obstruction of justice, destruction of evidence, and intimidation of witnesses; and to conduct appeals arising out of the matter being investigated and/or prosecuted.

(b)Additional jurisdiction. If in the course of his or her investigation the Special Counsel concludes that additional jurisdiction beyond that specified in his or her original jurisdiction is necessary in order to fully investigate and resolve the matters assigned, or to investigate new matters that come to light in the course of his or her investigation, he or she shall consult with the Attorney General, who will determine whether to include the additional matters within the Special Counsel's jurisdiction or assign them elsewhere.

(c)Civil and administrative jurisdiction. If in the course of his or her investigation the Special Counsel determines that administrative remedies, civil sanctions or other governmental action outside the criminal justice system might be appropriate, he or she shall consult with the Attorney General with respect to the appropriate component to take any necessary action. A Special Counsel shall not have civil or administrative authority unless specifically granted such jurisdiction by the Attorney General.



Basically, this suit is going to be thrown out.
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Navy is busy printing out the flyers to let his new neighborhood know that he is moving in


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udtiger
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(b)Additional jurisdiction. If in the course of his or her investigation the Special Counsel concludes that additional jurisdiction beyond that specified in his or her original jurisdiction is necessary in order to fully investigate and resolve the matters assigned, or to investigate new matters that come to light in the course of his or her investigation, he or she shall consult with the Attorney General, who will determine whether to include the additional matters within the Special Counsel's jurisdiction or assign them elsewhere.


I suspect you are relying upon this. I have yet to see anything from DOJ-Rosenstein expanding the SC's scope and I doubt he can do it after the fact.


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The complaint claims that the appointment was an "abuse of discretion" and therefore, he says that anything resulting from Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election should be deemed null and void.


I’m curious to see this argument.


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atlgamecockman
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(b) The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the investigation confinned by then-FBI Director James 8. Corney in testimony before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on March 20, 2017, including: (i) any links and/or coordination bet ween the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump; and

(ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation; and

(iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).

(c) If the Special Counsel believes it is necessary and appropriate, the Special Counsel is authorized to prosecute federal crimes arising from the investigation of these matters.



This is from Rosenstein's appointment of Mueller.

Manafort's argument is that (ii) is too broad/Rosenstein shouldn't/doesn't have the power to grant such a wide ability to investigate.

But he does, since he is effectively the AG when it comes to this investigation because of Sessions' recusal.
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mahdragonz
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It's going to be so awesome to see the explanation of why sessions recused himself.


TigerDoc
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It's going to be so awesome to see the explanation of why sessions recused himself.


Yep. His answers on the meetings with Papadop were shaaaaaky.
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