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Robert Mueller's team has submitted a new court filing which claims that Paul Manafort violated his plea agreement by lying to investigators "on a variety of subject matters".

Manafort said in the same filing that he disagreed with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's assertion that he had lied, but both sides agreed the impasse meant that the court should move ahead and sentence him for his crimes.

Manafort was convicted on 8 counts in September in the Eastern District of Virginia for failure to register as a foreign agent in light of his political connection to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, alongside charges of tax-evasion, conspiracy and lying to federal agents.

Manafort, who worked for the Trump campaign for almost six months in the middle of 2016, agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and another count of obstruction of justice in a deal to avert a second trial on money laundering and illegal lobbying charges.

What's more, earlier Monday, President Trump just happened to lash out about Mueller's forthcoming final Russian Federation report.

However they vowed to produce a sentencing memo laying out "the nature of the defendant's crimes and lies". "He believes he has provided truthful information and does not agree with the government's characterization or that he has breached the agreement".

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Even though Mueller's team alleges he's breached his plea agreement, Manafort must comply with the prosecutors' demands going forward.

"Manafort has provided information to the government in an effort to live up to his cooperation obligations", it said.

"Given the conflict in the parties" positions, there is no reason to delay the sentencing herein, and he asks the Court to set a sentencing date in this matter, ' they said.

"The consequences are potentially devastating for Manafort", said Washington attorney Shanlon Wu, who represented Manafort's ex-business associate Rick Gates before he pleaded guilty and became a star witness for prosecutors. Prosecutors said Gates, who also pleaded guilty, is cooperating in "several ongoing investigations".

The timing of the Manafort status update is worth noting in its own right - seriously, it feels like it was only just yesterday that President Trump supplied written answers to Mueller's questions "regarding the Russia-related topics of the inquiry". "So I don't think it would be unreasonable for Manafort to also hope for a pardon".

After an allegedly drunken Papadopoulos related the conversation to an Australian diplomat who passed the information on through intelligence channels, the FBI opened an investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.


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