Mueller's heavily redacted new filing about Paul Manafort, decoded
What’s the evidence that Paul Manafort lied to investigators after agreeing to cooperate? Special counsel Robert Mueller attempted to answer that question in a new court filing this week. He submitted the full, unredacted version to the court under seal, but only a heavily redacted version was made public.
Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, has been under Mueller’s scrutiny in the Russia probe for some time. He was indicted for and eventually convicted of financial crimes related to his past work for the government of Ukraine, and struck a cooperation deal to avert a second trial on other charges in September. But Mueller has since claimed that Manafort failed to make good on his end of the bargain, by repeatedly lying to investigators.
Check out this piece by the Campaign Legal Center’s Brendan Fischer for more on the Super PAC in question.