Mueller Believes Manafort Shared 2016 Polling Data With Alleged Russian Intel Agent

Mueller Believes Manafort Shared 2016 Polling Data With Alleged Russian Intel Agent

Those alleged lies were said to involve issues including Manafort's contacts with Trump administration officials.

Kevin Downing and Thomas Zehnle, defense attorneys for former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, leave U.S. District Court after a status hearing in Washington, Dec. 11, 2018.

Mueller's filing said Manafort "breached his plea agreement in numerous ways by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation", including about his interactions with Russian associate Konstantin Kilimnik.

L.V. Anderson is Digg's managing editor.

Meanwhile Tuesday, the Supreme Court turned back a petition by an unnamed, foreign state-owned company that is resisting a grand jury subpoena in a highly secretive case also believed part of the Mueller inquiry.

The filing also says Manafort has been accused of lying to investigators by saying that he did not discuss a Ukrainian peace plan with Kilimnik.

The lawyers said Ukraine-related matters "simply were not at the forefront of Mr Manafort's mind during the period at issue".

The special counsel alleged Manafort "lied about sharing polling data with Mr. Kilimnik related to the 2016 presidential campaign", according to the unredacted filing, and discussed Ukrainian politics with Kilimnik during that time.

Arians to be named Buccaneers coach
Before coming to Arizona, he was the interim coach of the Colts for 12 games in 2012 and the team went 9-3 under his leadership. Arians will have a four-year deal with a fifth-year option, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

The documents reveal that Manafort lied about sharing polling data for the 2016 presidential election with Kilimnik, and about meeting with the Russian in Madrid, during the campaign.

The defense lawyers say Mueller's team has indicated they will not pursue additional charges against Manafort.

At the time Manafort's lawyers said their client never intentionally provided incorrect information to prosecutors, but asked the judge for time to consider whether they wanted to contest Mueller's allegations or proceed to sentencing. Manafort denies the accusations.

Emails previously reported by the AP and other news outlets show that in July 2016, Manafort told Kilimnik he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the Trump campaign to Oleg Deripaska, a Russian billionaire with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mueller accused Manafort in December of authorizing a third party to communicate on his behalf with an "administration official", despite him telling investigators he did not recall direct or indirect communications with administration officials. The second example identified by the Special Counsel is hearsay purportedly offered by an undisclosed third party and the defense has not been provided with the statement (or any witness statements that form the basis for alleging intentional falsehoods).

But in Manafort's response, the electronic formatting for the redaction could easily be bypassed, revealing exactly what Manafort was accused of lying about.

The conspiracy charges against Manafort are related to his consulting work advising pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine.

If he is found to have intentionally lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the government could seek a tougher sentence - including a maximum of life in prison.

Related Articles