Giuliani consulted with Manafort on Ukraine info
U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani contacted Trump’s imprisoned former campaign chairman Paul Manafort through the federal prison’s lawyer several times in recent months, The Hill has reported, with reference to The Washington Post.
“Giuliani contacted Manafort for information about Giuliani’s theory that Ukraine supported Hillary Clinton in her unsuccessful 2016 presidential race against President Trump,” the report reads.
Giuliani believes that the Ukrainian government interfered in the 2016 election on behalf of Clinton through a Ukrainian American contract worker for the Democratic National Committee. In his theory, Giuliani also claims the ledger was released as part of a falsified pretext for U.S. authorities to reopen a case against Manafort.
The Hill reached out to Giuliani’s lawyer Jon Sale for comment.
Earlier reports said that Manafort had become the subject of an investigation by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election. The investigation revealed violations of the law by Manafort, including financial fraud, tax evasion, covert lobbying, pressure on other witnesses, and more.
On March 13, the U.S. District Court ordered Manafort to serve an additional 43 months on federal conspiracy and obstruction charges, on top of a 47-month sentence he already received for financial convictions from a jury in Virginia.
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