The former campaign chief of U.S. President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, was lying in the Russia-investigations conducted by the FBI in the opinion of the court. Federal judge Amy Berman Jackson looked at it on Wednesday (local time) in Washington as evidence that Manafort "have intentionally made several false statements" to the FBI, the Team of FBI special investigator Robert Mueller and in front of the Jury, as the court's decision. Thus, the 69-Year-old would have violated an agreement with the justice, with the penalty reduction.
In the court decision it was said that the special investigator is no longer bound by its obligations under this agreement, in the had committed Manafort, last September, to comprehensive and true statements. The same is true for the commitment for a milder punishment for Manafort. Manafort is a key figure in the investigations of Mueller's.
Trump called Manafort a "brave man"
In November it became known that Mueller's Team Manafort accused to have lied. The Ex-campaign Manager, dismissed the accusations. Mueller looks at the possible collusion of the Trump camp with representatives of Russia in the US election in 2016. Trump rejects vehemently that it could have been such secret agreements. He referred to the investigations regularly as a "witch-hunt".
Manafort had been spoken in August in a trial for tax evasion and Bank fraud in eight of the 18 charges guilty. Trump had Manafort pronounced thereafter his respect and made him a "brave man". In September, agreed Manafort then the cooperation with the Mueller Team. Trump has not broken publicly with Manafort. It is speculated that Manafort could possibly hope for is a pardon by Trump.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
The Russia-investigation to bring the Republican presidents increasingly in distress. Already half a dozen people from his direct environment, were accused in the investigation, and already sentenced by the court including Manafort trump's Ex-lawyer and longtime Confidant of Michael Cohen. Also, the house of representatives - which is controlled since January by the Democrats - recently announced comprehensive examinations: Against Trump, his family, his environment and his group.
Cohen could be the Trump to be particularly dangerous. He is regarded as a key figure in the Russia-investigations. Cohen has fallen out with Trump and co-operating with the special Prosecutor Mueller. With voltage, a hearing Cohen's in front of the US Congress is expected. When it comes to that, is still unclear.
The 52-Year-old was described as Trumps "sweeper". Cohen says that he had arranged in the order Trumps hush money payments to the pornstar Stormy Daniels, as well as to the former Playmate Karen McDougal, in the election battle damage from Trump to avert. Both women claim to have an affair with the businessman. Trump denies the.
In December, was sentenced by a Federal court in New York Cohen due to payment of illegal election campaign aid, due to false statements before the Congress and for tax evasion to three years in prison. He had given, among other things, to have the Congress at its Russia-investigations in connection with a planned construction project Trumps in Russia lied to.More about
Paul Manafort Trumps election campaign chief gave information to the Russians more
Manafort was encountered in March 2016 to Trumps choice fight camp. In June 2016, Trump made him his campaign Manager. In the same month took part Manafort, to a Meeting with a Russian lawyer at the Trump Tower, the tendrils of many questions. The eldest son of the current President, Donald Trump Jr., had agreed to the meeting with the lawyer, because to him, compromising Material had been promised on Trumps against candidate Hillary Clinton. (dpa)