A federal judge in the United States has ruled that Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, intentionally lied to investigators and a federal grand jury in the special counsel in the Russia probe.
The ruling on Wednesday was another loss for Manafort, who faces years in prison in two separate criminal cases stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign.
US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, who is overseeing the case in a Washington court, found there was sufficient evidence to say Manafort broke his plea agreement by lying about three of five matters that prosecutors had singled out.
That included his misleading the FBI, prosecutors and a federal grand jury about his interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, his co-defendant who prosecutors say has ties to Russian intelligence.
via Al Jazeera