Paul Manafort, victim of no-knock Mueller raid, files suit against Mueller

Paul Manafort, who worked on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, filed suit to challenge the authority of Robert Mueller under the special counsel law, alleging that the order appointing Mueller is vague and overly broad and that the indictments against Manafort should be dismissed. This is not a defense on the merits of the charges against Manafort, but Manafort is correct that the order appointing Mueller is broad and vague.  The civil complaint seeks a declaratory judgment that the appointment violates the law. The law authorizing a special counsel provides for the following: 28 CFR 600.4 - Jurisdiction § 600.4 Jurisdiction. (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...(Read Full Post)

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