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Paul Manafort's Attorneys Say He Was Inconsistent But Didn't Lie

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has accused Paul Manafort of lying on multiple occasions.
Posted at 6:46 PM, Jan 23, 2019

Paul Manafort's attorneys say he didn't lie to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators — he was just inconsistent.

In a new redacted court filing, his attorneys argue the evidence meant to prove Manafort intentionally lied is lacking context. They say that, when looked at in context, the evidence "merely demonstrates a lack of consistency in Mr. Manafort’s recollection of certain facts and events."

Mueller's office has accused Manafort of lying multiple times. In this case, the accusations came out in connection to Manafort's guilty plea for two counts of conspiracy. 

A hearing on Manafort's alleged lying is set for Friday morning. Right now, his sentencing in this case is scheduled for March 5.