• Mueller investigation: Paul Manafort's lawyers to address lying allegations in January

    By: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    A judge on Tuesday set a January deadline for Paul Manafort’s attorneys to address allegations that the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump lied to investigators after agreeing to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling.

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    Update 3:45 p.m. EST Dec. 11: U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Manafort’s attorneys to file paperwork with the court by Jan. 7 detailing what they plan to debate from the government's filing last week, in which prosecutors accused Manafort of lying to investigators, BuzzFeed News reported.

    A tentative hearing date was set for Jan. 25, according to the news site.

    Original report: The legal team for President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, will appear in court Tuesday after prosecutors with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team accused him of lying to authorities.

    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson set a scheduling conference for 3 p.m. Tuesday in Manafort’s case. He is not expected to attend.

    Manafort agreed to cooperate with authorities in September, while pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice through witness tampering.

    However, Mueller’s team said in a court filing Friday that Manafort told “multiple discernible lies” about his contact with Trump administration officials and with a Russian associate. Manafort’s attorneys have denied any wrongdoing.

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