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Mueller Filing Alleges Manafort Lied About Contact With White House

Manafort accepted a plea agreement in September, pleading guilty to conspiracy against the U.S. and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
Posted at 9:45 PM, Dec 07, 2018

Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is now accused of trying to contact an administration official as recently as may and then lying about it. That's the newest allegation from special counsel Robert Mueller. 

In a court filing Friday night, Mueller details five different topics he says Manafort lied about, breaching a plea agreement Manafort accepted in September

While a couple of the topics are heavily redacted, the filing alleges Manafort also lied about his contact with a Russian national who the special counsel says has ties to Russian intelligence

While Manafort has denied lying to the Mueller investigation, Friday's filing says his counsel hasn't made any arguments contradicting the evidence presented. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN