Paul Manafort ‘breached the plea agreement’ by making ‘false statements’: Federal judge
Paul Manafort appearing on "Meet The Press" (screengrab)

Former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort "made false statements and thereby breached the plea agreement," a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

"The Office of Special Counsel is no longer bound by its obligations under the plea agreement, including its promise to support a reduction of the offense level in the calculation of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for acceptance of responsibility," the judge wrote.

The judge said Manafort, “intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation.”