An attorney for Paul Manafort signaled to a Washington, D.C., federal judge Tuesday that the former Trump campaign chairman’s legal team might not challenge the special counsel’s allegations that he violated his plea deal.
Richard Westling, who is representing Manafort, informed U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson that Manafort’s attorneys spoke with prosecutors for Robert Mueller III Tuesday, and they plan to follow up with their client. Westling said it made “sense” to continue their talks with the special counsel about those allegations, suggesting they might be able to resolve some disagreements and head off a later court hearing before Jackson.
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