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Judge rules Paul Manafort violated Mueller plea deal by lying

• https://www.axios.com, Zachary Basu

The big picture: Judge Amy Berman Jackson determined that Mueller provided sufficient evidence to prove three out of the five lies he alleged that Manafort told. Because he breached his plea agreement, Manafort will likely no longer receive leniency during his sentencing.

Jackson found that Manafort intentionally lied during conversations with the Mueller team about a wire payment, a separate DOJ investigation, and his contacts with longtime business associate Konstantin Kilimnik, who is suspected of having ties to Russian intelligence.

Jackson said Mueller did not produce sufficient evidence to prove that Manafort intentionally lied about his contacts with the Trump administration or Kilimnik's role in obstruction of justice.

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