Paul Manafort lied during interviews with prosecutors: Robert Mueller 

Paul Manafort. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 07.35 AM (IST)

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday revealed the details of alleged lies told by Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, during interviews with prosecutors, reported Reuters.

Among other things, prosecutors said Manafort lied about his interactions with a political consultant who had ties to Russian intelligence, and about interactions with Trump administration officials even after Manafort was indicted in late 2017.

"In his interviews with the Special Counsel's Office and the FBI, Manafort told multiple discernible lies - these were not instances of mere memory lapses," Mueller said in the filing, which was requested by a federal judge in Washington after Mueller accused Manafort of breaching his plea deal last month.

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Prosecutors said Manafort lied about his interactions with a political consultant who had ties to Russian intelligence