Transcript for 'Start Here' podcast: Manafort accused of lying to FBI
A federal judge has ruled that former trump campaign chairman Paul metaphor reportedly wide to Robert -- steam at the FBI and a grand jury the judge sent there was enough evidence showing that manna for broke the terms of his plea deal as ABC's Brian O'Keefe tells us. The likely mean more prison time. Yes yeah Paul metaphor responding to trump campaign at a crucial moment in twenty sixteenths so. When he took a plea deal to avoid facing a second trial every I was wondering. What does Tina. Cooperation deals can get you a lighter sentence but they rely on telling the truth. And according to court filings that's one minute ports deal has gone up planes I spoke to ABC senior investigative producer Matthew moss who told me a judge has sided with Muller. There's been a dispute between Paul man for and the special counsel's office the prosecutors are saying Paul man a fort lied to them and the last night. The judge in the case confirmed that she agreed with them that palm in a Ford did in fact lie. And that terrors up this plea agreement so any hope he had of a lighter sentence. May have just gone out the window and I thought this was adjusting it's not as if the judge has just signed off on everything Muller's team wants here right. No in fact there was a hearing and we don't know a lot about what happened because it was behind closed doors but there has been a redacted transcript of that hearing. What we learned last night is that is that the judge didn't agree palm in a fort light in every instance. Expecting three of five instances laid out in detail by prosecutors the judge said yes in fact he did lie to three out of five Muller's team shooting like but 60% they really only needed one Brad. Ramirez even aside from the convictions there are still other charges against me in fort their so Matthew says right now prosecutors have man for in a vice. We'll have a lot more on the fallout on star here later this morning listen on apple podcast receiver podcasting app. Today Kenneth.
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