Judge voids Paul Manafort plea deal, says he 'intentionally' lied to law enforcement

Posted: 5:46 PM, Feb 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-13 18:46:53-05

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Judge Amy Berman Jackson said that Manafort "intentionally made multiple false statements to the FBI, the (office of special counsel) and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investigation."

The issue was the subject of a closed-door hearing Wednesday afternoon.