Judge: Manafort gave false statements to protect Russian – AOL News

A federal judge in a closed hearing questioned where Paul Manafort’s loyalties lie considering that he gave false statements to investigators to shield a conspirator in a pro-Russian lobbying effort.Judge Amy Berman Jackson in federal court in Washington, D.C., earlier this week said that because Manafort lied to investigators on three occasions, prosecutors for special counsel Robert Mueller are not bound by a prior deal to give him a lighter sentence in exchange for his cooperation.

Source: Judge: Manafort gave false statements to protect Russian – AOL News

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