Mueller’s team accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering

Federal prosecutors on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Monday accused Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, of attempting to tamper with witnesses, and asked a judge to revoke his pre-trial release. Manafort has been accused of conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, and other charges. Court documents said Manafort tried to contact witnesses by phone between February and April while he was under house arrest. One told the FBI that Manafort was trying to conceal evidence and coach others on what to say about his lobbying practices. Two witnesses provided agents with texts Manafort allegedly sent them. A lawyer for Manafort did not immediately comment.

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