Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday, alleging that Robert Mueller’s special counsel team has strayed far from its mandate by prosecuting him on charges related to past foreign lobbying work unrelated to his role in last year’s presidential race.
The complaint—filed by his criminal defense attorney, Kevin Downing—escalates Manafort’s legal battle against the special counsel and argues that the charges are entirely unrelated to the Mueller team’s task of investigating ties between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government.
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