Ex-Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort broke plea deal, lied to prosecutors, Mueller says


#TIA – Did Paul Manafort lie to his investigators? They think so, and few will be surprised.

Special counsel Robert Mueller alleged Monday that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort lied to investigators, violating his plea agreement, according to a court filing.

“After signing the plea agreement, Manafort 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,” prosecutors said in the document, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Manafort, meanwhile, “believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government’s characterization or that he has breached the agreement,” according to the filing.

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