Update 2: Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani has changed his statement on Manafort – who he previously said would tell the truth.
In response, Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that “the deal is not related to the Trump campaign” and that “Trump has done nothing wrong.” Of course, the details of Manafort's cooperation agreement have yet to be revealed.
-CNBC Manafort, who was convicted last month by a federal jury in Virginia for failing to report over $16 million in income earned for political consulting work, will forefit many of his assets as part of the deal – including four of his multi-million-dollar homes, as well as funds in multiple bank accounts. ABC: Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, as part of guilty plea, will forfeit many of his assets – Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) September 14, 2018 No word on whether he gets to keep the $15,000 ostrich jacket. Take a look at Paul Manafort's luxury jackets, including a $15,000 ostrich coat https://t.co/D0y8CtYw6h pic.twitter.com/MjXE5T9IEF – CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 2, 2018 The deal comes after a 76-page “Superseding Criminal Information” document was filed against Manafort, charging him with money laundering and obstruction.
Jury selection in Manafort's second trial in US District Court in Washington was scheduled to begin on Monday. A deal between Manafort and Mueller would bring to an end the long running charges involving one of President Donald Trump's top advisors during the 2016 campaign.
pic.twitter.com/7Wrprl5zQQ – Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) September 14, 2018 As a reminder, Trump's former right hand mand and 69-year-old GOP operative was charged in Washington, D.C., with several counts of fraud and failing to register as a foreign agent by the special counsel.