Paul Manafort, a former campaign chairman for the Trump campaign, is Suing Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the Department of Justice. Manafort was indicted, on October 27, on 12 counts related to unlawful financial dealings. He is alleging that Mueller has gone beyond the limits of his authorization in what he was allowed to pursue.
According to CNBC, the suit says, “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.” It also argues that all actions taken by the special counsel “must be set aside.”
The appointment order authorizing Mueller as special counsel permits him to investigate any matters that “may arise directly from the investigation.” This leads experts to believe Mueller has a lot of freedom to investigate where the evidence takes him. With Manafort filing the suit, a question comes to mind. Is filing this suit the right course of action to take?
Bloomberg Politics: Manafort sues Mueller, Rosenstein and Justice Department:
Is the lawsuit the right course of action for Manafort to take? Is he right to sue because Mueller is exceeding his authority? Or, is this action only making Manafort look foolish?
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