Judge sets court date for ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort


    FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. Manafort’s attorneys are heading to court Friday at a time of frenetic activity in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Prosecutors this week obtained a guilty plea from President Donald Trump’s longtime fixer Michael Cohen and appear to be lining up charges against another Trump supporter. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set a court date for this week for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors with the special counsel's office detailed lies they say he told them.

    The scheduling conference will take place Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. It's unclear if Manafort will attend.

    FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, special counsel Robert Mueller departs after a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller is set to reveal more details about his Russia investigation as he faces court deadlines in the cases of two men who worked closely with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    In a court filing Friday night, special counsel Robert Mueller said Manafort had lied about contacts with Trump administration officials and with an associate who U.S. authorities say has ties to Russian intelligence.

    Manafort's attorneys have denied that he made false statements.

    Manafort pleaded guilty to conspiracy in September and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation. But prosecutors say his deception has torpedoed that plea deal.

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