The former head of trump’s staff believes that the investigation of spectracolor went far beyond the mandate given to him
The former head of the campaign headquarters of U.S. President Donald trump by Paul Manafort have filed a lawsuit against spectacular Robert Mueller, saying that he exceeded his authority when he charged that are not related to its task to investigate the alleged Russian interference in the presidential election.
The claim of Manafort, filed in the U.S. district court in Washington on 3 January, was the most open to date, the challenge to the authority of spectacular.
He appeared in the background of the statements by Republicans that the team of investigators Muller prejudiced to Trump during the investigation of possible coordination of efforts by headquarters trump with Russia with the purpose to influence the outcome of elections in 2016.
The claim of Manafort also directed against the Deputy Prosecutor General kind of Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation Muller.
In October, the Manafort been charged with, including conspiracy to commit money laundering, svjazannye with its lobbying activities in the interests of the Pro-Russian party of former President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych. He stated that he did not plead guilty.
In its lawsuit, Manafort argues that the allegations concerning a “business relationship a decade ago,” Yanukovich, who was ousted from office in 2014, “completely severed” from the mandate given by Mueller in may, when he was appointed to investigate possible links between the Kremlin and the election headquarters of the trump in the election of 2016.
Manafort was appointed head of the electoral headquarters of the trump in June 2016, but resigned from this position two months after Ukraine reported that Yanukovych’s party paid him more than $ 12 million.
The lawsuit alleges that the ruling of Rosenstein on the appointment of müller, makes it possible to consider new issues that he will face in the course of the investigation, is too broad, not corresponding to the legislation about special prosecutors.
“Investigation of the special Prosecutor and resulted in a conviction… beyond the legal powers of investigation of contacts between people associated with the headquarters of the trump, and the Russian government,” – said in the lawsuit.
The plaintiff asked the judge to drop the charges against him spectaculorum, and to make order restricting the scope of investigations of Muller issues, which are clearly set out in the decision on his appointment.
The lawsuit also alleges that the ruling of Rosenstein about the investigation by spectaculorum were too broad and “random” character.
Judge urged to revoke it as “abuse of the right to freedom of action.”