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Mueller: Manafort has lied to FBI, special counsel's office since plea deal

By Matt Richardson | Fox News


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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office "on a variety of subject matters" since his plea deal thereby violating the agreement, Mueller said in a court filing submitted Monday night, while adding that Manafort claims he's been truthful.

ďAfter signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counselís Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement," Mueller's office said in a joint status report released Monday.


Manafort, however, according to the report, has contested the claims of the special counsel.


"Manafort met with the government on numerous occasions and answered the governmentís questions," the report said, citing the former chairman. "Manafort has provided information to the government in an effort to live up to his cooperation obligations. He believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the governmentís characterization or that he has breached the agreement."


Mueller's office, however, argued that they are prepared to "file a detailed sentencing submission to the Probation Department and the Court in advance of sentencing that sets forth the nature of the defendantís crimes and lies, including those after signing the plea agreement herein."


Manafort, 69, was convicted on multiple counts of financial fraud over the summer in connection to work he completed in Ukraine as a political consultant. Approaching a separate trial on similar charges in September he entered into an arrangement with the government in which he was expected to answer questions on a wide variety of matters.


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