Trump Slams Mueller as Opposite of a Saint

Trump Slams Mueller as Opposite of a Saint

Trump Slams Mueller as Opposite of a Saint

But Manafort attended a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with Russians, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner that has become a focus of the special counsel probe.

"He's either a pathological liar who is incapable of telling the truth and thinks he can outsmart prosecutors, or he's hoping for a pardon", Rocah said.

Instead, the document laid bare the differences between two sides who have met repeatedly since Manafort entered his guilty plea on September 17 before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.

Both sides ask the judge to now move his case toward sentencing.

Because the plea agreement requires fulfillment of "each and every one" of the obligations that Manafort made and prohibits any criminal activity prior to sentencing, Mueller stated in the filing that Manafort has breached 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", prosecutors wrote in the court filing. Jackson already signaled her displeasure with Manafort when she ordered him detained without bail after Mueller accused him of tampering with witnesses.

Manafort was likely facing about 10 years in prison - a statistical life sentence given his age - for the eight guilty counts in the Virginia case alone, sentencing experts have said. "Paul Manafort will take every opportunity to dispute that and have his lawyers produce evidence that he did not lie and that he was showing his recollection to the best of his ability". In fact, it was so obvious that Judge T.S. Ellis threatened to throw out all charges against Manafort back in May over the special counsel's role in prosecuting these specific charges.

Manafort's attorneys said their client disagreed, and that Manafort said he believed he'd provided truthful information. He called for proceeding to a sentencing hearing. Mueller's office said it would provide further information in a later court filing.

But things between the special counsel and Manafort have reportedly been rocky for a while. He faces multiple years in prison.

"Wait until it comes out how horribly and viciously they are treating people, ruining lives for them refusing to lie", Trump wrote on Twitter.

But the development also raised speculation that Manafort may be seeking to curry favor with Trump or protecting other associates who worked on the campaign. It also means that Mueller's team is losing a cooperating witness from the top of Donald Trump's presidential campaign who was present for several key episodes under investigation.

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