Yuri Gripas | Reuters
Former Trump marketing campaign supervisor Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court docket in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018.
An FBI agent working for particular counsel Robert Mueller filed a closely redacted court docket doc Tuesday aiming to bolster Mueller’s declare that former Trump marketing campaign chief Paul Manafort repeatedly lied to investigators.
The 31-page doc — filed in Washington, D.C. federal court docket by Particular Agent Jeffrey Weiland — seems to element a “number of topic issues” Mueller had accused Manafort of mendacity about.
Mueller and his workforce have been investigating Russia’s meddling within the 2016 U.S. presidential election, in addition to doable coordination between the Kremlin and figures associated to U.S. President Donald Trump’s marketing campaign.
The submitting provides some perception into Manafort’s interactions with Mueller’s grand jury, a significant side of the Russia probe that’s seldom talked about in public court docket filings.
These alleged lies have been associated to Manafort’s Russian enterprise affiliate Konstantin Kilimnik, whom Mueller has accused of getting “ties to a Russian intelligence service and had such ties in 2016.” The allegations have been additionally linked to “data pertinent to a different Division of Justice investigation” and “Manafort’s contact with Administration officers.”
The court docket submitting comes per week after it was revealed by a redacting error that Mueller had additionally accused Manafort of sharing polling information throughout the 2016 presidential marketing campaign with Kilimnik.
In November, Mueller had accused Manafort of mendacity in breach of the plea deal he struck with the particular counsel two months earlier. However Manafort’s legal professionals disputed Mueller’s declare on the time, saying Manafort “believes he has supplied truthful data.”
Kilimnik himself has been charged by Mueller with conspiring with Manafort to attempt to tamper with witnesses in Manafort’s prison case.
Learn the complete court docket submitting right here.