Judge Amy Berman Jackson found it was “logical and appropriate” for Mueller to investigate Manafort. A federal judge ruled against Paul Manafort’s attempt to dismiss charges brought against him in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, writing that the charges fell “squarely” within special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority — which means Manafort is headed for trial this year.
“The indictment will not be dismissed, and the matter will proceed to trial,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson wrote. You can read her full ruling here.
Mueller’s team has indicted Manafort on five charges in DC related to money laundering and not registering as a foreign agent. …read more