Judge Refuses To Throw Out Paul Manafort Case
By Bill Strange
May 16, 2018
The criminal case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is moving ahead. A federal judge today refused to dismiss charges brought against Manafort by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort claimed that Mueller had exceeded his prosecutorial powers by bringing charges of money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent against him. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected the argument, ruling Mueller's case against Manafort is not overly broad and falls within the authority granted to him by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.