Tierney Sneed at Talking Points Memo has reported that Special Counsel Mueller has informed the Federal district court in DC that Paul Manafort has not been cooperative since reaching his plea agreement. Shocking!!!
Special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Monday that Paul Manafort had breached his plea agreement by lying to investigators since signing the agreement.
- After signing the plea agreement, Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to
the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s Office on a variety of subject
matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement. The government will file a detailed
sentencing submission to the Probation Department and the Court in advance of sentencing that
sets forth the nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies, including those after signing the plea
- As the defendant has breached the plea agreement, there is no reason to delay his
Paul Manafort, of course, does not agree with the Special Counsel’s evaluation of his cooperation or lack thereof. Also: Shocking!!!
In the status report, which was filed after the parties had asked for a delay in the previous deadline, Manafort denied that he had not been cooperative.
The defendant reports that:
- After signing the plea agreement, Manafort met with the government on numerous
occasions and answered the government’s questions. Manafort has provided information to the
government in an effort to live up to his cooperation obligations. He believes he has provided
truthful information and does not agree with the government’s characterization or that he has
breached the agreement. Given the conflict in the parties’ positions, there is no reason to delay
the sentencing herein, and he asks the Court to set a sentencing date in this matter.
You can read the whole filing by clicking the link below.
Now we wait and see what happens at sentencing.
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