WASHINGTON, D.C. – Well it looks like Paul Manafort is serving Robert Mueller a does of his own medicine. The former Trump campaign manager and lobbyist, indicted on money laundering chargers as a result of the witch hunt, err, special investigation into Trump/Russia collusion during the 2016 campaign, is now suing special counsel Robert Mueller for exceeding his authority in said probe.
“Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his legal team are suing Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, alleging the Russia probe has gone beyond the scope of the special counsel regulations, according to an 18-page civil complaint filed with the district court in Washington.
“The investigation of Mr. Manafort is completely unmoored from the special counsel’s original jurisdiction to investigate ‘any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump.’”
In October, Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates pleaded not guilty to a 12-count indictment that included allegations of money laundering and making false statements in connection with their work in Ukraine.
The complaint continued, “Those alleged dealings had no connection whatsoever to the 2016 presidential election or even to Donald Trump.” Manafort’s legal team is asking the court “to hold those actions unlawful and set them aside.””
This investigation was never about finding actual collusion between agents of Russia and the Trump’s presidential campaign. Mueller and others knew enough to know that there was real evidence to suggest it ever occurred.
Instead, this entire saga has been an attempt to bury and discredit Trump, with impeachment serving as the sugar plums dancing in Democrats’ heads.
Read more about the lawsuit against Mueller here.