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Manafort files lawsuit charging Mueller probe is illegal; says he was double-crossed
The Washington Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 01/03/2018 12:30:34 PM PST by jazusamo

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is directly challenging Special Counsel Robert Mueller, charging in a law suit filed on Wednesday that the prosecutor lacked the legal authority to investigate and indict him on pre-2016 money laundering charges.

Calling the indictment “fanciful,” attorney Kevin Downing’s suit in U.S. District Court says Mr. Mueller was appointed in May with a mandate to investigate possible Russia-Trump campaign collusion in the hacking of Democrat Party computers.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fbi; jamescomey; kevindowning; lawsuit; manafort; manafortlawsuit; mueller; muelleroutofcontrol; muellersecialcouncel; paulmanafort; peterstrzok; robertmueller; russia; specialcouncel; trump; trumprussia
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Go get 'em, Manafort.
1 posted on 01/03/2018 12:30:34 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

How can he lose? He’s right.


2 posted on 01/03/2018 12:32:41 PM PST by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: jazusamo

In a just world, Manafort would win.


3 posted on 01/03/2018 12:33:26 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: jazusamo

They wanted to get him to roll on something... but there is nothing there.


4 posted on 01/03/2018 12:33:46 PM PST by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: robroys woman
How can he lose? He’s right.

Maybe he doesn't have standing? Said sarcastically, because none of us had standing to protest the obvious harm done by Obama's natural citizen standing, even though he was doing his best to screw the country.

5 posted on 01/03/2018 12:34:19 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: jazusamo

Excellent move. I have no idea if it sticks but I like the move.


6 posted on 01/03/2018 12:34:44 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (CNN IS ISIS.)
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To: jazusamo

Yessssssss The SOB Mueller and his Gestapo shysters have zero authority. They’re conflicted beyond comprehension and not only need to be fired, but disbarred


7 posted on 01/03/2018 12:36:25 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Another Islamic terrorist event, and no “outrage” from the “Muslim community”. Again)
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To: jazusamo
I'm not a fan of Manafort, but this kind of legal process is a good thing. It will be an avenue to get information out into the open that would otherwise remain hidden by the mainstream media.

See what I suggested in Post #89 on this thread:

Devin Nunes, targeting Mueller and the FBI, alarms Democrats and some Republicans with his tactics

This lawsuit by Manafort would fit perfectly in the "shadow DOJ" I proposed as a better idea than a special counsel to investigate the DOJ and FBI.

8 posted on 01/03/2018 12:36:31 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: Alberta's Child

agreed. PUNCH BACK!


9 posted on 01/03/2018 12:37:37 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: SaxxonWoods

I agree...Maybe it’ll give Mueller and the Rats on his team pause and something to think about.


10 posted on 01/03/2018 12:37:50 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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The funny thing is that Sessions and Rosenstein recused themselves from the Trump-Russia B.S. -- which probably means they can now be called as witnesses by Manafort. LOL.

Actually -- that may have been the point all along.

11 posted on 01/03/2018 12:38:39 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: jazusamo

alright by the way what crime was mueller supposed to be investigating...spell it out


12 posted on 01/03/2018 12:39:31 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: jazusamo

Combine this with the article out today about the composition of the Grand Jury, being filled with BLM and Occupy Wall St types, and he just might pull it off. When that happens, the cabal could be exposed. Interesting to see if they’ll let that happen.


13 posted on 01/03/2018 12:40:04 PM PST by qaz123
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To: jazusamo

And he’s going to win...


14 posted on 01/03/2018 12:41:08 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("You can avoid reality, but you can't avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: jazusamo

Will discovery be allowed to Manafort? Will he be able to dispose some of Mueller’s kangaroos?


15 posted on 01/03/2018 12:41:29 PM PST by hardspunned
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I’m now wondering if the whole purpose of this move is to set up a legal mechanism that’s going to be used to force the illicit FISA surveillance of the Trump campaign out into the open.


16 posted on 01/03/2018 12:42:14 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: jazusamo

The Mueller probe is illegal BECAUSE it is unconstitutional. I see nowhere in the Constitution the power to create a “special investigator”, especially
with no probable cause to investigate.


17 posted on 01/03/2018 12:42:14 PM PST by Jim 0216
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To: jazusamo
Nice play!

Sundance today suggested "there’s a lot of different down-stream legal issues" [one of which is] "The unlawful use of a Special Counsel (Mueller) investigation to hide the conspiracy; (James Baker, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, Andrew Weissman, Jeannie Rhee, Aaron Zebley)"

18 posted on 01/03/2018 12:43:09 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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I hope he ties Mueller in judicial knots.

The problem is - Mueller and Fed.gov have unlimited money, time and staff. They can, and will, bankrupt literally anyone. Its a peculiar form of extra-legal punishment and tyranny we have here in the USA.


19 posted on 01/03/2018 12:43:22 PM PST by PGR88
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20 posted on 01/03/2018 12:45:23 PM PST by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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