Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is fighting back against the Department of Justice and the special counsel’s office; suing the DOJ, Robert Mueller, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over allegations they overstepped their boundaries while investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
The paperwork claims that the special counsel’s office intentionally targeted Manafort, eventually indicting him on charges that are completely unrelated to allegations the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russia to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.
“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,’” the complaintstates.
“It has instead focused on unrelated, decade-old business dealings—specifically, Ukraine political campaign consulting activities of Mr. Manafort.”
“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,” adds the court filings.
The former campaign chairman was indicted in late October on a dozen counts related to illegal financial transfers and business dealings, and have yielded zero connections to the President or those closest to him.
h/t The Hill,www.hannity.com
According to recent reports, the founder of the Podesta Group, Tony Podesta, didn’t register as a foreign agent when he lobbied for the Clinton-Uranium One agreement.
From The Daily Caller:
The Podesta Group lobbied on behalf of Uranium One for part of 2012 and in 2014 and 2015, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The Podesta Group was not listed as a lobbyist for Uranium One during its sale to ROSATOM in 2010. The Podesta Group did not file under FARA during any of the years when it lobbied both Congress and the executive branch, according to the Justice Department website.
Reporting requirements under FARA demand far more rigorous public disclosure requirements – including contract information – than reports filed under congressional lobbying disclosure rules.
A spokesperson from the Podesta Group told the Daily Caller:
The Podesta Group takes legal compliance seriously, and it complied with the law here.
Some NBC News sources claim that the Podesta Group is one of the two companies directly linked to Paul Manafort’s indictment in the investigation of Robert Mueller.
From NBC News:
The lobbying firms the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs are the unnamed companies in the grand jury indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, according to three sources with knowledge of the investigation. The indictment, unsealed Monday, refers to ”Company A” and ”Company B” as the firms Manafort and Gates solicited in 2012 to lobby on behalf of the Ukranian government. Company A is Mercury Public Affairs and Company B is the Podesta Group, the sources said.
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Former Trump Campaign manager of three months Paul Manafort was charged today in the Robert Mueller witch hunt of the Donald Trump campaign.
Rick Gates, his longtime business associate, was also charged according to news reports.
Manafort was Donald Trump’s campaign manager for three months in 2016.
Manafort turned himself in today.
PHOTOS OF MANAFORT LEAVING HOME—
Manafort was charged with TAX FRAUD from transactions made before 2015!
The news of Manafort’s arrest was once again leaked to the liberal media this morning.
Here’s video of Manafort arriving at FBI office to surrender to deep state operatives.
As Josh reported moments ago there were 12 charges filed against Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates.
Here is a copy of the indictment against Paul Manafort and Rick Gates:
Via John Cardillo:
Paul Manafort and Rick Gates Charges Filed in DC Court by Jim Hoft on Scribd
The 200+ transactions listed in the indictment on pages 7 through 14 – with the exception of 4 transactions from 2014.
All of the transactions listed are from the years 2006 to 2013.
This was years before President Donald Trump announced his intentions to run for President.
This is ALL a witch hunt.