US Politics

Manafort Voided Plea Deal By Lying To Mueller, Judge Rules

Former Donald Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other federal investigators, violating a plea deal he signed last year promising to truthfully assist authorities, a D.C. federal judge ruled Wednesday…

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Ex-Trump Aide Sues Over NDA Blocking White House Memoir

Clifford Sims signed a nondisclosure agreement when he worked on Donald Trump’s campaign for president, but that conflicts with his First Amendment right to publish a memoir about his later work as a White House official, the former aide argued Monday in D.C. federal court…

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Mueller Says Discovery Leak Aimed To Smear Russia Probe

A Russia-linked website shared manipulated and leaked discovery materials turned over to a defendant in a case stemming from Robert Mueller’s probe into interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Special Counsel’s Office said in a Wednesday filing in D.C. federal court…

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Prosecutors Give Peek At Evidence Of Manafort’s Alleged Lies

Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller made public a heavily redacted filing Tuesday laying out evidence that former Donald Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to federal investigators in violation of an agreement last year in which Manafort pled guilty to obstructing Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference…

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