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Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Special Counsel For Mission Creep

Post by Ken0069 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:31 pm

So I guess this means that Manafort isn't going to "roll over" any time soon then!! =D> His lawsuit DOES make some valid points!!

Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Special Counsel For Mission Creep
Jan 03, 2018

From THIS article!
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort issued a lawsuit against the Special Counsel and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday afternoon, arguing Robert Mueller's probe of the 2016 presidential election has expanded far beyond his original jurisdiction.

"Early in the process, Mr. Mueller’s investigation diverged from its focus on alleged collusion between the Russian government and President Trump’s campaign toward Mr. Manafort, who served as President Trump’s campaign manager for a few months in 2016," the lawsuit, filed in Washington D.C. civil court, states. "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.' It has instead focused on unrelated, decade-old business dealings—specifically, Ukraine political campaign consulting activities of Mr. Manafort."

Manfort was indicted by the Special Counsel in October on a number of criminal counts of money laundering, lying to the FBI, failing to register as a foreign agent, tax fraud and more. The lawsuit argues the issues related to the indictment are irrelevant to Mueller's investigation and therefore charges should be rescinded.

"Those alleged dealings had no connection whatsoever to the 2016 presidential election or even to Donald Trump. Nor were they uncovered in the course of the Special Counsel’s probe into President Trump’s campaign. On the contrary, those allegations had been widely known since at least 2007, when prominent news outlets reported that, in 2005, Mr. Manafort had begun working for Viktor Yanukovych, a Ukrainian politician, to reinvent his public image," the complaint continues. "Pursuing conduct with no relationship to the 2016 election, or collusion with Russians, in July 2017, Mr. Mueller applied for, obtained, and caused to be executed a search warrant of Mr. Manafort’s home in Alexandria, Virginia. The Special Counsel justified that search by asserting that the Appointment Order grants him jurisdiction and authority to obtain materials that purportedly evidence potential criminal tax and white-collar crimes committed on or after January 1, 2006. In August 2017, Mr. Mueller issued more than one hundred subpoenas related to Mr. Manafort, requesting records dating back to January 1, 2005."

"Prosecutors in Mr. Mueller’s office have admitted that the Special Counsel’s investigation of Mr. Manafort concerns conduct that has nothing to do with the charges in the Appointment Order’s original jurisdiction clause," it states.

The entire lawsuit is 18-pages long.

Manafort, along with his business partner Rick Gates, pleaded not guilty to all of the charges handed down by Mueller.
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Re: Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Special Counsel For Mission Creep

Post by 1989TransAm » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm

This could be good. Especially if the dossier was used to start the Mueller investigation. Discovery could be a bitch for Mueller. =D>

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Post by Firedome8 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm
This could be good. Especially if the dossier was used to start the Mueller investigation. Discovery could be a bitch for Mueller. =D>
And u think this guy is a good honest man?

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Post by engineczar » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:14 pm

Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm
This could be good. Especially if the dossier was used to start the Mueller investigation. Discovery could be a bitch for Mueller. =D>
And u think this guy is a good honest man?
No, he's a dirt bag but even dirt bags deserve due process.

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Re: Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Special Counsel For Mission Creep

Post by mitch » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:14 pm

Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm
This could be good. Especially if the dossier was used to start the Mueller investigation. Discovery could be a bitch for Mueller. =D>
And u think this guy is a good honest man?
Who Mueller?

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Post by sanfordandson » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:24 pm

Good way for Manafort to get around the gag order and get his story out in public. Until the lawsuit gets thrown out....LOL!

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Post by Firedome8 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:31 pm

mitch wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:14 pm
Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm
This could be good. Especially if the dossier was used to start the Mueller investigation. Discovery could be a bitch for Mueller. =D>
And u think this guy is a good honest man?
Who Mueller?
Manafort

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Post by pdq67 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:26 pm

Can Manafort be put in JAIL until he starts talking and providing the asked for information?

Or does he have to be asked by Congress before this happens?

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Post by 1989TransAm » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 pm

Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm
This could be good. Especially if the dossier was used to start the Mueller investigation. Discovery could be a bitch for Mueller. =D>
And u think this guy is a good honest man?
I have no idea at this point in time. However is Mueller an honest broker?

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Post by Firedome8 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:14 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:47 pm
This could be good. Especially if the dossier was used to start the Mueller investigation. Discovery could be a bitch for Mueller. =D>
And u think this guy is a good honest man?
I have no idea at this point in time. However is Mueller an honest broker?
Going by the people who spoke up for him I would tend to think so ,,but I do not have enough reliable information to accuse him of wrong doing.

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Post by 1989TransAm » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:21 pm

Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:14 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:59 pm


And u think this guy is a good honest man?
I have no idea at this point in time. However is Mueller an honest broker?
Going by the people who spoke up for him I would tend to think so ,,but I do not have enough reliable information to accuse him of wrong doing.
How come he has only hired dimoKKKRAT lawyers for his investigation team? Nothing bipartisan about them.

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Post by pdq67 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:39 am

Please correct me if I am wrong?

But in, "discovery", isn't everything found fair game??

So mission creep doesn't hold water, does it?

School me here if you will..

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Re: Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Special Counsel For Mission Creep

Post by Firedome8 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:56 am

1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:14 pm
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 pm


I have no idea at this point in time. However is Mueller an honest broker?
Going by the people who spoke up for him I would tend to think so ,,but I do not have enough reliable information to accuse him of wrong doing.
How come he has only hired dimoKKKRAT lawyers for his investigation team? Nothing bipartisan about them.
How the f do you know what mueller is doing ? Hannaty tell you. Name all the lawyers and how they vote. Mueller is a life long Republican

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Re: Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Special Counsel For Mission Creep

Post by 1989TransAm » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:51 pm

Firedome8 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:56 am
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:21 pm
Firedome8 wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:14 pm


Going by the people who spoke up for him I would tend to think so ,,but I do not have enough reliable information to accuse him of wrong doing.
How come he has only hired dimoKKKRAT lawyers for his investigation team? Nothing bipartisan about them.
How the f do you know what mueller is doing ? Hannaty tell you. Name all the lawyers and how they vote. Mueller is a life long Republican
We know who is on Mueller's team. We know which campaign these people donated money to. We know their history. As to Mueller being a life long Republican but he is most likely a RINO. Sean Hannity is a good man and speaks the truth. If you do not think so then tell me what he has lied about.

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Re: Paul Manafort Sues DOJ, Special Counsel For Mission Creep

Post by Firedome8 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:30 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Firedome8 wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:56 am
1989TransAm wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:21 pm


How come he has only hired dimoKKKRAT lawyers for his investigation team? Nothing bipartisan about them.
How the f do you know what mueller is doing ? Hannaty tell you. Name all the lawyers and how they vote. Mueller is a life long Republican
We know who is on Mueller's team. We know which campaign these people donated money to. We know their history. As to Mueller being a life long Republican but he is most likely a RINO. Sean Hannity is a good man and speaks the truth. If you do not think so then tell me what he has lied about.
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