January 25, 2019 9:30 am
Updated: January 25, 2019 2:12 pm

Paul Manafort faces new hearing over alleged plea deal breach

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A federal judge has scheduled a sealed proceeding to determine whether former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators.

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Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Friday she would provide a redacted transcript as soon as possible. The Feb. 4 hearing will be closed.

Manafort pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy in Washington in September as part of a plea deal.

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He agreed to co-operate in the special counsel’s Russia investigation but prosecutors charge he breached the deal by lying. Manafort’s attorneys say he just didn’t have a perfect recollection of all the facts.

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Jackson said she must decide for herself whether Manafort lied in order to properly sentence him.

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Mueller’s prosecutors have said they don’t plan to charge Manafort with additional crimes. But they’ve refused to rule it out entirely.

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