Court Date Set for Manafort 12/11 06:22
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 Tuesday afternoon before U.S.
District Judge Amy Berman Jackson. It had earlier been set for Wednesday
morning. Manafort is not expected to attend.
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.