And that could spell. an even bigger development as news continues to develop on the matter. According to reports, a memo from August 2017 has found its way online and it is causing quite the discussion. The memo (see here) shows that the Justice Department specifically authorised Mueller to investigate the claims that. Manafort had colluded with the Kremlin under multiple circumstances.
Manafort maintains that the hiring of Mueller was indeed illegal (although it wasn’t), and, such came to light on Monday when the Justice Department filed the memo to rebut the claims by Manafort that the multiple felony charges against him should be dropped.
The White House hasn’t yet talked about the memo yet publicly, nor has Trump on Twitter.