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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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New York’s coronavirus crisis tracked back to European travel — not China: scientists

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The New York Times reported Wednesday that scientists have tracked the cases of coronavirus in New York back to travel from Europe.

The Times explained that genomes show the link to those who came down with the virus back in February.

President Donald Trump has been celebrating his decision to shut down some travel from China, though not all travel. A whopping 430,000 people have traveled from China to the United States since the coronavirus crisis.

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Warrant for journalists from Jerry Falwell Jr. came from Liberty University’s own police

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A right-wing commentator interviewed Jerry Falwell Jr. during his show Wednesday, where Falwell said that there were two arrest warrants open for reporters who came onto Liberty University's campus.

Upon further examination of the warrant, the police officer who signed the warrant was Detective/Sgt. A.B. Wilkins 206 LUPD. The LUPD is not the Lynchburg Police Department nor is there a Sgt. or Detective A.B. Wilkins. It's the police department under the authority of Liberty University.

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Trump defenders Diamond and Silk locked out of Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation

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Fox Nation hosts Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond & Silk, were temporarily locked out of Twitter on Wednesday for urging people to go outside and develop immunity against the coronavirus.

“The only way we can become immune to the environment; we must be out in the environment. Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!” the pair tweeted from their joint account.

A spokesperson for Twitter told Mediaite their account was locked over the tweet.

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