It’s been a rough couple of days for the Special Counsel’s office….
First George Papadopoulos’ walked away from his supposed deal with Mueller’s people….
Now Paul Manafort has been caught lying to Mueller’s people….
And Jerome Corssi, a Roger Stone guy, says he won’t cop to a plea deal with Mueller’s people…..
Special counsel Robert Mueller is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of violating the plea deal he agreed to earlier this year by repeatedly lying to prosecutors and FBI agents during recent debriefing sessions.
In a report filed with a federal judge Monday evening, Mueller’s office alleged that Manafort “committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject matters.“ Prosecutors said the alleged lies leave Manafort exposed to the possibility of a more severe prison sentence under federal guidelines, but they did not elaborate on what exactly he allegedly lied about.
Manafort’s defense team said: “He believes he has provided truthful information“ and tried to “live up to his cooperation obligations.“
Manafort faced two prosecutions by Mueller’s office: one in Virginia charging him with tax fraud, bank fraud and failing to report overseas bank accounts, and another in Washington charging him with acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukraine, money laundering and obstruction of justice…..
George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his contacts with Russia-linked individuals, has begun his two-week prison term.
Papadopoulos’s wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, confirmed to The Hill on Monday afternoon that the former Trump campaign aide has entered prison, saying it “was heartbreaking.”
His sentence, which he received earlier this year, comes after he unsuccessfully sought to postpone his prison term. …
An associate of political operative Roger Stone, a long-time ally of U.S. President Donald Trump, said on Monday he will reject what he claims is a plea deal offered to him by the special counsel probing Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election….