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Mueller May Retry Manafort, Add New Obstruction Charges

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By    |   Friday, 30 November 2018 11:37 AM

Special counsel Robert Mueller is considering retrying former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on several federal charges that were due to be be dropped because he is alleged to have violated a plea deal he struck in September.

According to Politico, the revelations were made during a Friday morning court hearing. The charges in question ended in a mistrial during Manafort's first trial in Virginia that concluded in August. As part of his plea deal for a second trial in Washington, D.C. weeks later, Manafort pled guilty to the charges that dealt with bank and tax fraud during his time before his work on the Trump campaign.

As part of the deal, those 10 charges would have been dropped if Manafort cooperated with Mueller's team. But after it was reported that Manafort allegedly lied to investigators after the deal was made, Mueller is now entertaining the possibility of retrying him. New charges of obstructing justice and other federal crimes could also be piled on, Politico reported.

"That determination has not been made," special counsel attorney Andrew Weissmann said Friday, Politico reported.

Manafort's second trial was in regards to money laundering charges.

It was reported earlier this week that one of Manafort's attorneys has briefed President Donald Trump's legal team on what Mueller and his prosecutors have asked Manafort.

Manafort is also alleged to have met with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange several times, including during the 2016 presidential election. Both Manafort and WikiLeaks denied the accusation.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller is considering retrying former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on several federal charges that were due to be be dropped because he is alleged to have violated a plea deal he struck in September.
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