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Ex-Trump campaign manager sues Mueller

From BBC - January 3, 2018

Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who is facing fraud charges, has filed a civil action against special counsel Robert Mueller.

Mr Mueller is investigating possible links between Russia and the Trump 2016 presidential election campaign.

Mr Manafort was charged last October with conspiring to defraud the US in his dealings with Ukraine.

But Mr Manafort is alleging that the criminal case against him goes beyond Mr Mueller's authority.

He also names acting attorney general Rod Rosenstein and the justice department in the lawsuit filed in the US District Court in Washington on Wednesday.

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