Mueller: Manafort Lied About Another DOJ Probe

In court documents filed Friday evening, special counsel Robert Mueller claimed Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about another Justice Department investigation. In a redacted portion of the memo, Mueller said Manafort “provided information” about a redacted subject that was “pertinent to an investigation in another district” before he pleaded guilty and signed his plea agreement. After signing the agreement, Manafort then told a “different and exculpatory version of the events,” according to the special counsel’s office. “He then subsequently changed that version in order to more closely conform to his earlier statements, after defense counsel in the government's presence showed him notes that defense counsel represented had been taken of the earlier proffer session,” the memo reads. The court filing also states that Manafort lied about his contacts with Trump administration officials and interactions with former Russian military officer Konstantin Kilimnik.