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Ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort 'lied to special counsel Mueller'

27 November, 2018, 08:27 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Mueller says Manafort violated plea agreement by lying to investigators

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the special counsel investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 USA presidential election, breaching his plea agreement, according to a court filing on Monday.

The filing also said that Manafort disagrees with the finding that he lied to federal authorities.

The filing was an astonishing break from the bare-bones updates given by the special counsel's office in other cases where cooperators continue to help Mueller pursue Russian interference in the 2016 United States election and alleged coordination with the Trump campaign.

A month later he pleaded guilty to two other criminal charges in a plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The accusation implies that Manafort has acted in violation of his plea agreement with the government in September which required him to "fully, truthfully, completely, and forthrightly" cooperate with the government's investigation.

The move signals a return to the acrimonious relationship Manafort has had with the special counsel's office since his indictment a year ago.

As part of his plea deal, Manafort admitted to committing a host of money laundering and foreign lobbying crimes and fraud, giving the federal prosecutors leverage over him.

President Trump has branded the Mueller investigation a "witch hunt" and insisted there was no collusion between his team and Russian Federation.

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"The government will file a detailed sentencing submission ... that sets forth the nature of the defendant's crimes and lies, including those after signing the plea agreement herein", Mueller's team said in a court filing late Monday.

Manafort's attorneys said in the same filing submitted to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington that Manafort had met with the government on several occasions and provided information "in an effort to live up to his cooperation obligations".

The charges only relate to Manafort's political consulting with pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine, largely pre-dating his role with the Trump campaign.

The president had defended Manafort in various tweets expressing anger at the special counsel investigation, which he has called a "witch hunt" numerous times.

As part of his plea agreement, Manafort also agreed to forfeit five properties he owned in NY, including his apartment at Trump Tower and his sprawling estate in the Hamptons.

Even though Mueller's team alleges he's breached his plea agreement, Manafort must comply with the prosecutors' demands going forward.

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