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;