This is a huge deal and one which won’t be easily dismissed. In fact if successful it will mean an end to the Mueller “Special Council” charade.
Paul Manafort if fighting back against the Mueller witch hunt crusade and suing them personally, along with the justice department, for basically going outside the boundaries of the law and wielding unlawful authority in order to go after people for things which have nothing to do with the original mandate of their faux investigation.
It’s about time someone picked up the gauntlet and did this, just too bad it had to be a private citizen like Paul Manafort and not the Trump administration, which likely did not do so for political reasons as it would be perceived as them sabotaging the investigation because they have “something to hide”.
Sad times we’re living in.
The The Gateway Pundit has more:
Trump’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort filed a civil lawsuit in a DC court Wednesday against Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein and the Justice Department.
The lawsuit alleges Mueller has gone outside of his scope as Special Counsel and the charges brought by Mueller have nothing to do with the 2016 presidential election.
Read the full 17 page complaint here.
Manafort’s case argues in paragraph 33 that the special counsel put in place by crooked Rosenstein gave crooked and criminal Mueller powers that are not permitted by law –
- But paragraph (b)(ii) of the Appointment Order purports to grant Mr. Mueller further authority to investigate and prosecute “any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation.” That grant of authority is not authorized by DOJ’s special counsel regulations. It is not a “specific factual statement of the matter to be investigated.” Nor is it an ancillary power to address efforts to impede or obstruct investigation under 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).
If Manafort wins this case – which it appears according to the law he will – the entire investigation would be deemed illegal – which it is – and therefore legally would have to be shut down – which it should be.