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Mueller Denies Manafort Claims of Secret Grand Jury Leaks

  • Manafort contends breach deprives him of right to fair trial
  • Alexandria federal judge weighs whether to hold a hearing
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Mueller Denies Manafort's Claims of Leaks
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller urged a federal judge to reject a request by Paul Manafort, the indicted former Trump campaign chairman, for a hearing to determine whether government officials improperly leaked secret grand-jury information to the news media.

U.S. prosecutors said in a filing on Monday that defense attorneys had failed to provide evidence that news reports about Mueller’s investigation of Manafort were based on matters before a grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, that indicted him in February on tax- and bank-fraud charges.