Judge Dismisses Manafort’s Civil Suit against Mueller, DOJ, Rosenstein 

Photo: Judge Amy Berman Jackson

(From ABC News)

Landing the latest legal blow to President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, a federal judge Friday threw out Paul Manafort’s civil suit against the Department of Justice, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the special counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort had used the civil suit to challenge the criminal case against him by arguing that Rosenstein and Mueller had exceeded their authority to investigate and charge him.

Manafort, 69, has been indicted in two criminal cases by the special counsel related to charges of money laundering and tax evasion, among other things.

In her memorandum opinion, filed Friday morning, Judge Amy Berman Jackson [US District Court, District of Columbia] wrote that “a civil case is not the appropriate vehicle for taking issue with what a prosecutor has done in the past or where he might be headed in the future.”

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