Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office "in a variety of…
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office “in a variety of subjects” since his prosecution last year and thereby violates the agreement, Mueller said in a court filing filed Monday night, Manafort, 69, was convicted in several ways of economic fraud during the summer in connection with the work he completed in Ukraine as a political consultant. Approaching a separate trial of similar charges in September he entered into an arrangement with the government where he was expected to answer questions on a variety of issues. Manafort remains detained and is expected to face prison for at least ten years.
Mueller’s Joint Status Report noted that both sides required a judgment date to be determined without delay.
“After signing the agreement, Manafort federal crimes included the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Special Counsel Office in a number of different areas of crime, which constitute a breach of the agreement,” Mueller said.
Manafort, however, regretted that Manafort’s report met the government on a number of occasions and answered the government’s questions, according to the report, referring to the former chairman. Manafort has provided information to the government in an attempt to fulfill its cooperation obligations. He believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government’s characterization or that he has violated the agreement. “
HOW PAUL MANAFORT CONNECTED TO TRUMP, RUSSIA INVESTIGATION
Still, Mueller’s office argued that it would” provide a detailed judicial statement to the Ministry of Defense and the Court in advance of judgment describing the nature of defendants’ crimes and lies, including those after signing an agreement of agreement here. “
Manafort sentenced the 8 bills in the eastern district of Virginia and the judgment in that case is scheduled in early February.
Fox News & # 39; Jake Gibson and The Associated Press contributed to this report.