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Manafort Loses One Challenge but Another Remains

The car believed to be transporting President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, departs at Federal District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to federal authorities Monday, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Yesterday, a federal judge in Alexandria, VA dismissed a challenge Paul Manafort’s legal team had filed to his indictment. This case, a civil suit challenging the power of the special counsel, is not the same case that produced the more interesting comments from Judge T. S. Ellis last week. Via Politico:
Jackson, however, said Manafort’s arguments were not persuasive for several reasons. First, she said, the subjects that Manafort was indicted for the case she was overseeing were part of Mueller’s core focus, not some expansion of it. Second, she said, outsiders don’t have the authority to

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