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Sep 14, 2018 17 tweets 7 min read
Prosecutors file new charging document against ex-@realDonaldTrump campaign chairman @PaulManafort, signaling a possible plea deal, reports @AP.
A guilty plea to charges in his second trial (which was to be held in Washington, DC) is to be entered today by @PaulManafort, according to media reports.
According to the filing, @PaulManafort will enter a guilty plea to a single count of conspiracy to obstruct justice.
He will also plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the US.
Federal prosecutors dropping five other money laundering charges and lobbying disclosure law violations against @PaulManafort.
In plea deal, @PaulManafort to cooperate with prosecutors, according to the US government officials.
Federal prosecutors say under plea agreement charges in DC, Virginia cases against @PaulManafort will be dropped at the time of his sentencing or completion of cooperation.
As part of deal with prosecutors, US government will seize four @PaulManafort properties, including a ~$2 million house in Arlington, #Virginia. He will also forfeit four financial accounts and a life insurance policy.
Plea information reveals @PaulManafort tried to plant stories in US media that @YuliaTymoshenko had paid for the murder of a #Ukraine official.
"This had absolutely nothing to do with the president or his victorious 2016 presidential campaign," @WhiteHouse official says in response to @PaulManafort plea deal.
Federal judge says @PaulManafort faces possible 10 years in prison.
In court appearance @PaulManafort confirms he has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors.
"I plead guilty," @PaulManafort says in court to charges brought in DC case.
He has accepted responsibility "for conduct that dates back many years," says @PaulManafort attorney Kevin Downing.
"Manafort may provide important information and insight into the Trump campaign’s links to and possible cooperation with Russia," says @RepAdamSchiff. "I would also hope that his cooperation includes testifying before congressional committees."
Statement on @PaulManafort plea agreement from @MarkWarner, SSCI vice chairman.
Here's the @PaulManafort 17-page plea agreement: justice.gov/file/1094151/d…

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