On Friday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman threw out a lawsuit from former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Manafort was attempting to challenge the ‘scope of Robert Mueller’s investigation.’
“It is a sound and well-established principle that a court should not exercise its equitable powers to interfere with or enjoin an ongoing criminal investigation when the defendant will have the opportunity to challenge any defect in the prosecution in the trial court or on direct appeal,” wrote Berman.
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“Therefore, the Court finds that this civil complaint must be dismissed.”
The former Trump official, along with Richard Gates, is charged with hiding millions made during Ukranian lobbying efforts. The Ukranian groups he was associating with are backed by Russia.
In January, Manafort filed the suit because he believes Mueller’s investigation is ‘too broad’ and shouldn’t be permitted under Justice Department rules.
The Justice Department said that Manafort’s filing was ‘frivolous.’
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