Manafort Asks Judge To Throw Out Criminal Charges


Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is asking a federal judge to throw out five criminal charges against him.

A lawyer for Manafort argued in court filings on Wednesday that the charges had nothing to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The court filings acknowledged that Mueller had been given a broad mandate to prosecute any alleged crimes that may arise from his overarching Russia investigation, but called that the special counsel had cashed a “blank check.”

Read more at The Hill.



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