In another stunning turn in the investigation to determine if Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. elections, a federal judge ruled that Paul Manafort “intentionally” lied to investigators, according to CNN. Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that Trump’s former campaign manager violated the terms of his plea deal by lying to Robert Mueller’s federal investigators and a grand jury.
According to the ruling from a closed-door hearing on Wednesday, Manafort “intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the (Office of Special Counsel) and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation.”
The decision confirms Mueller’s charges that Manafort lied during conversations about a wire payment and about his contacts with Konstantin Kilimnik, a business associate who is believed to have ties to Russian intelligence. The judge also ruled that Manafort lied during a separate Department of Justice Investigation, according to Axios.
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by – inquisitr.com