Mueller Claims Manafort Violated Plea Deal

By The Daily Caller. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and federal prosecutors in violation of a plea agreement he reached in September, the special counsel’s office claimed in a court filing on Monday.

Prosecutors said that after Manafort entered a plea agreement on Sept. 14, he “committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement.”

Manafort, 69, entered the plea deal a day before he was set to go to trial in Washington, D.C., on charges related to his lobbying work for the Ukraine government through 2014. Manafort had already been convicted in Virginia on Aug. 21 on tax fraud and bank fraud charges related to his Ukraine work.

Manafort has reportedly met numerous times with the special counsel’s office, which is investigating whether anyone on the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.

The three-page court filing does not reveal what Manafort allegedly lied about, though prosecutors said they will file a detailed report laying out Manafort’s alleged “crimes and lies, including those after signing the plea agreement herein.” (Read more from “Mueller Claims Manafort Violated Plea Deal” HERE)


Trump Raises Questions About Mueller Final Report

By The Washington Examiner. President Trump on Monday cast doubt on the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, asserting that some who worked on his presidential campaign were never contacted by the special counsel.

“When Mueller does his final report, will he be covering all of his conflicts of interest in a preamble, will he be recommending action on all of the crimes of many kinds from those ‘on the other side’ (whatever happened to Podesta?), and will he be putting in statements from hundreds of people closely involved with my campaign who never met, saw or spoke to a Russian during this period?”

“So many campaign workers, people inside from the beginning, ask me why they have not been called (they want to be). There was NO Collusion & Mueller knows it!” Trump said in a pair of tweets Monday.

(Read more from “Trump Raises Questions About Mueller Final Report” HERE)

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