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>> More details are emerging on the alleged lies of Paul Manafort, Tuesday, and it weren't meant to be public. According to a court filing that was improperly redacted. Federal prosecutor says Paul Manafort not only share campaign polling data on the Trump campaign with Konstantin Kilimnik. Someone with alleged ties to Russian intelligence.
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But he also lied to investigators about it. In Tuesday's filing lawyers for Trump's former campaign chairman, blacked out sensitive material but eagle-eyed journalists noticed that a simple copy and paste would reveal its contents and post its uncensored versions on Twitter. Reuters did not independently review the filing which was quickly taken down and replaced.
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Reuters' legal correspondent Nathan Layne.>> We know that according to Mueller there was a well financed campaign by Russian troll farm based in St. Petersburg. To influence the electorate through social media and other means. We also know that there are allegations involving the Cambridge Analytica, involving the use of Facebook data, to micro target certain populations to try and influence the vote.
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So look, we don't know whether this polling data was related to that or not. But certainly in their context of that being a very important part of the Mueller probe, this certainly raises more questions. And we do know this from the filing is that, Mueller was interested enough in that, that he asked about it.
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>> The inadvertent disclosure also reveal the special council's office believes that Manafort lied about his discussions with Kilimnik over a court Ukrainian peace plan and about meeting with him in Madrid. Manafort's lawyers were responding to allegations by Robert Mueller's team that Manafort had broken a plea agreement struck in September by repeatedly lying to investigators who were probing Russian meddling in the 2016 race.
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Manafort's lawyers said their client, who is prison for bank and tax fraud, has been suffering from gout, anxiety and depression, and that he never purposely lied during his 12 interview sessions with the special counsel and other prosecutors. In response to the filing, the judge, Tuesday, ordered the government to submit evidence supporting their allegations by January 14th.
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Manafort, who earned millions of dollars for his political consulting work for Ukraine's former pro-Russia government has emerged as a key figure in Mueller's investigation. Russia has denied meddling in the election, and Trump has said there was no collusion between his campaign and Moscow.