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REVEALED: Manafort failed to disclose meetings with suspected Russian agent while managing Trump’s campaign

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Paul Manafort’s attorneys on Tuesday submitted a new legal filing filled with botched redactions that revealed some new details about evidence that special counsel Robert Mueller has gathered about the former Trump campaign chairman.

In one section of the redacted filing, Manafort’s attorneys concede that Manafort had initially failed to tell investigators about meetings and conversations that he’d had with Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian national who allegedly has ties to Russian intelligence services.

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As USA Today investigative reporter Brad Heath writes, the filing says that the conversations that Manafort had with Kilimnik occured “during a period when Mr. Manafort was managing a U.S. presidential campaign.”

Mueller is alleging that Manafort lied to investigators about sharing polling data with Kilimnik, and that he also lied about discussing a proposed Ukrainian peace plan with Kilimnik while the two men were staying in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

Manafort’s attorneys, however, are claiming that their client simply forgot many of the details surrounding his conversations with an alleged Russian agent and quickly recalled key details of his interactions with Kilimnik after being shown documentation of them by investigators.

Manafort’s lawyers also claim that their client has been accused by Mueller of lying about being in contact with the Trump White House in 2018, when in reality he spoke with “a third-party asking permission to use Mr. Manafort’s name as an introduction in the event the third-party met the President.”

Read portions of the unredacted filing below.

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‘Not going to do their dirty work’: Kellyanne Conway snarls when asked about White House stonewalling Congress

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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday brushed aside questions of why the Trump White House was refusing to send legal representation to House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings.

As reported by CBS News' Mark Knoller, Conway was asked by reporters about whether it was wise for the White House to refuse to participate in Monday's hearings, as they could provide an opportunity for President Donald Trump's attorneys to provide exculpatory evidence.

Conway, however, said it was "not a tough decision" about whether to participate because the White House didn't want to be seen "colluding with an illegitimate process."

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How Bill Barr will try to destroy his own DOJ report blowing up Trump’s ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theory

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In a column for the Daily Beast, longtime political observer Michael Tomasky warns that Attorney General Bill Barr will continue to act as Donald Trump's personal lawyer and will undercut Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report that is expected to show no "Deep State" conspiracy against the president.

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Impeaching Trump without addressing America’s deeper structural problems will only make things worse: journalist Chris Hedges

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The United States is sick with income and other forms of social inequality. It suffers from cruelty, loneliness, greed, gangster capitalism, white supremacy, violence, sexism and a culture of ignorance and distraction. Our broken political system does not encourage critical thinking or nurture a capacity for responsible, engaged citizenship.President Donald Trump is the human embodiment of almost everything wrong with American society. He is both the symptom and the disease.
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