Paul Manafort files lawsuit charging Mueller indictment was illegal


The suit asks a District Court judge to throw out the indictment and order Mr. Mueller to cease investigating matters that happened before the campaign.


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…

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