Justice Dept. Authorized Mueller to Investigate Manafort-Russia Collusion

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller the authority to investigate allegations of collusion between President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and the Russian government, according to a court filing in the case Monday night.

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Manafort Seeks Dismissal of Charges in Virginia

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday, made another attempt have criminal charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller thrown out by a federal court — but this time the request was filed in Virginia, where he is scheduled to stand trial in July.

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Mueller Seeks Protective Order of Discovery in Manafort’s Va. Case

In a seven-page motion filed Monday in the federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, Andrew Weissmann, senior assistant to special counsel Mueller, asked U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III to a approve a proposed protective order intended to “ensure the confidentiality of personal identification information and discovery.”

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