Mueller accuses Paul Manafort, ex-Trump campaign manager, of witness tampering

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U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday accused Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign manager, of witness tampering.

What are the details?

In Monday’s court filing, Mueller — who was appointed to investigate any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign — said that Manafort attempted to tamper with potential witnesses.

Mueller also implored the judge overseeing the case to revise or even revoke an order that had released Manafort — who was released in October after an arraignment — ahead of his trial.

Manafort, as well as Rick Gates, a former business associate, was charged with 12 crimes during the arraignment.

The indictment against Manafort contained 12 counts:

  • Conspiracy against the United States;
  • Conspiracy to launder money;
  • Unregistered agent of a foreign principal (in Ukraine, not Russia);
  • False and misleading statements regarding the Foreign Agents Registration Act;
  • False…

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