Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s former marketing campaign chairman Paul Manafort advised a U.S. choose on Tuesday they want extra time to judge prosecutors’ allegations that Manafort lied to Particular Counsel Robert Mueller’s staff and breached his plea deal.
Throughout a listening to on the U.S. District Court docket in Washington, Manafort’s lawyer Richard Westling mentioned the protection staff had realized extra particulars earlier within the day concerning the allegations and was undecided but if any of the problems have been in dispute.
Choose Amy Berman Jackson ordered the protection to file a response by January 7 elevating any considerations, and tentatively set a listening to for January 25. Westling mentioned he was undecided if a listening to can be crucial.
Mueller’s staff in November accused Manafort of breaching a plea settlement reached two months earlier by mendacity repeatedly to investigators, and prosecutors on Friday for the primary time offered particulars to again up their assertion.
They mentioned Manafort amongst different issues lied about interactions with a former enterprise accomplice named Konstantin Kilimnik who prosecutors have accused of getting ties to Russian intelligence and about contacts with Trump administration officers after being charged by Mueller.