Paul Manafort has filed a suit charging Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller over Mueller’s investigation into his actions 10 years ago, insisting that he had no authority to do so.
Mueller produced a memo from Rosenstein that directs him to investigate old ties Manafort might have had with the Russians. Upon inspection of the memo, they found something extremely interesting. The memo was written on August 2nd, 2017 but Mueller raided his house on July 26th, a week before he had permission.
This looks like a major cover-up of an illegal act. Sessions need to get his act together and admit that his good friend Rosenstein is a Deep State felon.
There is a difference of opinion among legal professionals about whether this makes a difference or not. The special counsel statute says that the mandate must be focused on a specific crime and obviously, this wasn’t.
Liberal Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz:
“There is something very wrong about that. This special prosecutor is looking at everything. Where does it stop?”
Daniel Goldman, a former federal prosecutor:
“As the Special Counsel persuasively argues in its opposition, the investigation underlying the charged conduct was properly within the mandate of the original order.
Regardless, given that Manafort was the campaign manager from May 2016 to August 2016 – during the time of the Trump Tower meeting, which he attended, the Republican National Convention, for which the Russia platform was changed, and the leaked hacked DNC emails – we know of ample evidence related to collusion and Manafort to support this search warrant.
The Aug 2 memo just provided more explicit detail that was not necessary but just dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s.”
If as Rosenstein and Mueller contend that the memo covered what Mueller was allowed to investigate during his probe, why did Rosenstein wait three months to write it? That memo was supposed to be given to Mueller at the time of his assignment.
Secondly, this is a harsh indictment of Rosenstein and his ethics.
Lock them up.