Paul Manafort bail hearing scheduled after witness tampering charge

Trump Bashes FBI, DOJ for Not Telling Him They Were 'Secretly Investigating' Manafort

Donald Trump's former campaign manager stands accused of witness tampering and could be sent to jail before his trial on money laundering and illegal lobbying charges that are part of a long running investigation into alleged election meddling by Russian Federation.

Then in March he pleaded not guilty to charges of bank and tax fraud, setting up a separate trial for July 10. They have recently helped investigators find evidence of the witness tampering effort, prosecutors said.

In one call, the agent wrote, Manafort said he wanted to give the witness a "heads-up about Hapsburg".

Manafort was indicted in October on nine counts, including conspiracy to defraud and commit offenses against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failure to file reports of foreign bank accounts, making false and misleading statements, and acting as an unregistered agent of a foreign principal. But prosecutors say they worked with Manafort in organizing a group of former European officials, known as the Hapsburg Group, who promoted Ukrainian interests in Europe as well as the U.S.

Since that indictment, Mueller alleges that Manafort has on multiple occasions tried to get in touch with the two unnamed intermediaries to relay a message to members of the Hapsburg group: "they should say that their lobbying and public relations work was exclusively in Europe".

Manafort has pleaded not guilty, and none of the charges relate to the 2016 presidential election. According to press reports, the associate appears to be Manafort's Ukrainian business colleague, Konstantin Kilimnik.

The group's work factors into an indictment against Manafort that accuses him of acting as an unregistered foreign agent by lobbying in the US on behalf of Ukrainian interests.




The two witnesses are also not named in court filings.

Domin concluded that Manafort's communications were "an effort to influence their testimony and to otherwise hide evidence", and added that "the investigation into this matter is ongoing".

A spokesman for Paul Manafort is responding to allegations made by federal prosecutors that the former Trump campaign chairman attempted to tamper with witnesses.

After that, an associate - referred to as Person A in the documents - also tried to contact the two witnesses.

On Tuesday, a federal judge scheduled a hearing for June 15 about whether to revoke or revise bail for Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign. "We will do our talking in court", Maloni said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Paul Manafort is really the last man standing", he told MSNBC, listing other campaign aides who have "flipped", including Mike Flynn, who served briefly as National Security Adviser, and George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to making false statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. Unlike him, they have worked out plea deals with prosecutors and are co-operating with the main inquiry.

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