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Special counsel Robert Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of trying to tamper with witnesses - Source Boston globe

Posted on Jun 06,2018
Filed Under Local Politics , Politics,

The special counsel’s office says Paul Manafort (above) and one of his associates ‘‘repeatedly’’ contacted two witnesses in an effort to influence their testimony.

Source Boston globe

By Spencer S. Hsu, Rosalind S. Helderman, Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett

Federal prosecutors accused former Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort of witness tampering late Monday in his criminal case and asked a federal judge to consider revoking or revising his release.

Prosecutors accused Manafort and a longtime associate they linked to Russian intelligence of repeatedly contacting two members of a public relations firm and asking them to falsely testify about secret lobbying they did at Manafort’s behest.

The firm of former senior European officials, informally called the ‘‘Hapsburg group,’’ was secretly retained in 2012 by Manafort to advocate for Ukraine, where Manafort had clients, prosecutors charged.

Source Boston globe

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