The new indictment charges Manafort and Kilimnik with obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice related to contacts they had with two witnesses earlier this year. Prosecutors says Manafort "repeatedly contacted" two people at the firm during that time and encouraged them to say they "never lobbied in the USA, and the goal of the program was E.U".
Manafort joined Trump's presidential campaign in March 2016 to help wrangle delegates ahead of the Republican National Convention in OH, something he'd done for former President Gerald Ford. So far, 20 people and three companies have been charged.
Manafort managed President Donald Trump's election campaign between June and August of 2016. Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's lead lawyers, declined to comment. There are four former campaign associates among the indicted - Michael Flynn, Richard Gates, George Papadopoulos and Manafort.
Manafort relied heavily on Kilimnik throughout his decade-long work in Ukraine. Bloomberg News and other media previously identified that person as Kilimnik. Now, Robert Mueller has not alleged that these entities are the same-all we can say for certain is that he is indicting an LLC with the exact same name, created in the exact same year that Paul Manafort used it to purchase a condo in Trump Tower using only cash.
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Earlier this week, Trump tweeted that Manafort "came into the campaign very late and was with us for a short period of time". "It suggests it may be a chess move - the consequences of which are yet unknown to everybody except Bob Mueller". "Maybe the value of this indictment is what the American public thinks it is".
Manafort is now under house arrest. Their response asserts that Mueller's argument is "based on the thinnest of evidence". They said nothing governing the terms of their client's pretrial release prevents him from having contact with anyone, that the encrypted-messaging apps Manafort used are commonplace and that he didn't ask anyone to produce a false affidavit or false testimony at trial. (Mueller filed a previous superseding indictment against Manafort on February 23.) The second and third texts were sent two days later, on February 26, in that order, roughly one minute apart.
Almost four months later, in February, the pair was hit with additional tax evasion and bank fraud charges.These charges involved much of the same conduct Manafort and Gates were initially accused of, but the amount of money Manafort said to have laundered through offshore accounts increased to $30 million.
The Manafort case though focuses on his work between 2004 and 2014 in Ukraine for pro-Russia politicians including former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych.
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In response to that decision, Garnder threatened to hold up future nominations for positions in the Department of Justice. For his part, Sessions told Colorado Public Radio that he was excluded from conversations between Trump and Gardner.
According to the witnesses, Manafort and Kilimnik appeared to be pressuring them to say the Hapsburg group only worked in Europe, when they knew that they had been secretly paid to lobby in the U.S. Several of the politicians involved have denied any wrongdoing.
Read on for a look at Manafort's work with the Trump campaign and how he is connected to the Russian Federation investigation.
Former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti laid out why this changes the narrative around "collusion".
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