Trump Slams Mueller as Opposite of a Saint

Paul Manafort

Mueller also noted that the guilty pleas stand as a result, while an agreement by prosecutors to a reduced sentence based on cooperation was no longer required.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Trump continued his attacks on the Mueller probe, claiming that the US national news media "builds Bob Mueller up as a Saint, when in actuality he is the exact opposite. He is doing TREMENDOUS damage to our Criminal Justice System, where he is only looking at one side and not the other", Trump wrote.

Rudy Giuliani, who represents Trump in the Russian Federation probe, said Mueller's team had crossed an ethical line between a search for the truth and exerting too much pressure on Manafort. Look at their past, and look where they come from.

Trump, in a series of tweets, raged against Mueller's "now $30,000,000 Witch Hunt", and "ruined lives", but didn't specifically mention Manafort. Where is the Server? "Let these awful people go back to the Clinton Foundation and "Justice" Department!", Trump said in the posting.

Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman of Donald Trump, violated his plea agreement by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the special counsel Robert Mueller's office "on a variety of subject matters", according to a court filing on Monday.

A jury found Manafort guilty of eight of 18 counts of tax and bank fraud in a federal trial in NY on August 21.

A source with direct knowledge of the matter told INSIDER at the time that Manafort's plea deal with Mueller was still intact.

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Both sides ask the judge to now move Manafort's case toward sentencing.

Manafort, 69, was convicted on multiple counts of financial fraud over the summer in connection to work he completed in Ukraine as a political consultant.

Still, Cotter said, it did not mean Manafort's cooperation had not been of any value, noting that he may have led Mueller to other sources of information. While Manafort's attorneys claim that he has not actually lied to investigators, the government says otherwise, and ultimately it is the government's opinion that matters in his upcoming sentencing hearing.

He faced a second trial over charges of conspiracy against the U.S.by acting as the unregistered agent of a foreign government, namely the Kremlin-allied regime of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Manafort, who is being held behind bars, is scheduled to be sentenced on February 8, 2019. Manafort remains jailed and is expected to face at least 10 years in prison.

Trump's lawyers have also previously said that Manafort's legal team was keeping them informed of the former Trump campaign chairman's actions.

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