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Manafort Lied About Trump Administration Ties, Mueller Says

  • Mueller says Manafort also lied about associate tied to Russia
  • Judge must decide whether Manafort breached his plea deal
Paul Manafort exits federal court in Washington on May 23, 2018.
Paul Manafort exits federal court in Washington on May 23, 2018.Photographer: Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg
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President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to prosecutors about his efforts to reach someone in the Trump administration this year while he awaited trial and about his contacts with a business associate who had ties to Russian intelligence, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Manafort misled prosecutors in recent debriefings about his communications and a meeting with Konstantin Kilimnik, the associate with ties to Russian intelligence, according to a filing Friday in federal court in Washington by Mueller, who is investigating Russia interference in the 2016 campaign.