Mueller considers new charges, another trial for Manafort

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is considering bringing new charges against President Trump’s one-time campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, for allegedly breaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors.

Government attorney Andrew Weissmann told a federal district court judge on Friday that prosecutors have not yet decided whether to bring new charges against Manafort for breaching the deal. Those new charges could include obstruction of justice.

The government is also considering seeking a new trial on charges in Washington, D.C., that were initially dropped as part of the plea deal. Prosecutors said there were a number of obligations in the plea agreement that the government is now relieved of.

District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointee, ordered the government to provide a report by Dec. 7 detailing how Manafort breached the agreement. She scheduled March 5 as a target date for Manafort’s sentencing. – READ MORE

 

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