Robert Mueller has thrown a wrench into the core of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's defense strategy in the Russia investigation. Manafort's lawyers have argued that Mueller overstepped the bounds of his mandate by charging him with crimes unrelated to Russian collusion, and that Mueller's mandate itself is too broad. But Mueller's office revealed a previously undisclosed memo on Monday, which specifically gave him the authority to investigate matters related to Manafort's lobbying work in Ukraine. Mueller also argued that Manafort does not have the right to determine the validity or scope of his appointment.
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