Paul Manafort’s legal team has taken every possible tack in trying to find some way to prevent Manafort from having to go to trial in July. Since the evidence of Manafort’s money laundering, foreign lobbying, and lying under oath seems abundant, getting the case thrown out was possibly the former Trump campaign chairman’s best chance to avoid a lengthy sentence.
To that end, Manafort’s attorneys have argued that special counsel Robert Mueller wasn’t authorized to look at Manafort’s actions in Ukraine. That was shot down when Mueller produced a memo from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein specifically authorizing an investigation in …read more
Source: Daily Kos