Robert Mueller accuses Paul Manafort of witness tampering in Russia probe

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Robert Mueller’s team has accused former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort of witness tampering.

The special counsel in the investigation into alleged collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign team and Russian officials has said in a court filing that Mr Manafort and an associate “repeatedly” contacted two witnesses and in an effort to sway their testimony.

The longtime foreign political agent was under house arrest at the time of the suspected contact and as a result, Mr Mueller has asked that federal judge Amy Berman Jackson “promptly” reconsider Mr Manafort’s release. If she does, he could be sent to jail instead of remaining on home confinement.

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