Special counsel Robert Mueller says that he will pulling the plug pull Manafort’s plea agreement. Claiming that the Ex-Trump campaign manager lied several times after making his plea agreement.
Mueller’s legal team told a judge Monday night that President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort has breached his cooperation agreement and lied to investigators, a new court filing shows.
“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,” the filings say.
Manafort’s legal team has disputed that charge, telling a federal judge that the embattled former Trump adviser “believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government’s characterization or that he has breached the agreement.”
The DC court filing brings to a head weeks of speculation that Manafort’ s cooperation with the special counsel could be breaking down. Earlier this month, there were mounting tensions between Mueller and Manafort over Manafort’ s apparent lack of cooperation with the investigation, multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.
Mueller offers no real explanation into what exactly he claims Manafort lied about, other than he says that Manafort lied ‘on a variety of things’. So as usual, the American public is in the dark once more as to what is even going on with Mr. Mueller’s fruitless investigation.
Mueller’s office said they would “file a detailed sentencing submission to the Probation Department and the Court in advance of sentencing that sets forth the nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies, including those after signing the plea agreement herein.”
But don’t hold your breath on a ‘big reveal’ from Mueller’s team. They’ve offered explanations at later dates, several times, a very seldom follow through.
Manafort pled guilty pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington, DC, on Friday to one count of conspiracy against the US and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice due to alleged attempts to tamper with witnesses in a separate case.
It seems more likely that Manafort simply hasn’t told Mueller anything he wanted to hear that would implicate President Trump’s involvement in a crime. The bottom line is this; Manafort can’t give Mueller what’s not there. Mueller yet again is trying to build a case against the President off of nothing.
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