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The five things Manafort allegedly lied about to Mueller

Manafort allegedly lied to Mueller’s team about five things.
Manafort allegedly lied to Mueller’s team about five things.
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Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort broke his plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller by lying about five different subjects, Mueller’s team said in a court document filed today.

Two of those five subjects related to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Manafort associate and alleged former Russian spy, whom Mueller has indicted for obstruction of justice. While he lied about five subject areas, the memo makes clear that Manafort lied many more than five times. These are the five areas:

  1. Manafort’s interactions with Kilimnik
  2. Kilimnik’s participation in the alleged obstruction of justice
  3. A wire transfer of $125,000 to a firm that was working for Manafort
  4. Information pertinent to another, unnamed, Department of Justice investigation
  5. Manafort’s contact with Trump administration officials: He previously claimed he had no interaction with administration officials, but a colleagues said he had been in touch with a senior official as late as Feb. 2018

Manafort has already been convicted of eight counts of bank and tax fraud.