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Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division Chad Readler speaks at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. Photo: Andrew Harnik/AP.

Justice Department lawyers defended Robert Mueller, the special counsel, in court for the first time last week, but its political leaders were absent from the DOJ’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit from Paul Manafort challenging the investigation’s authority.

Chad Readler, the acting chief of the Civil Division, was not on the motion, nor was any deputy. Manafort’s civil lawsuit against Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the department challenges the authority and appointment of the special counsel, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential ties to President Donald Trump’s campaign. 

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Cogan Schneier

Cogan Schneier is a Washington, D.C.-based litigation reporter covering D.C. courts, national litigation trends, the Justice Department and the federal judiciary. She is the author of Trump Watch, an email briefing that covers the Trump administration and its imprint on the law.

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