Paul Manafort wants a plea deal from Robert Mueller — but he probably won't get one: report
Special counsel Robert Mueller and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, composite image.

Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort sought a plea deal from special counsel Robert Mueller to avoid trial in D.C. in September — but the talks reportedly "broke down."

Sources close to the talks told the Wall Street Journal that the talks stalled after unspecified issues were raised by Mueller.

The report noted that federal prosecutors and Manafort's attorneys have argued about "how to describe that case to the jury and what evidence can be presented" at the former campaign chairman's September 17 trial in the District of Columbia.