Filing: Manafort accused of lying about sharing poll data

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FILE – In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing, in Washington. Manafort’s attorneys are heading to court Friday at a time of frenetic activity in the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Prosecutors this week obtained a guilty plea from President […]

A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort shared polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence.

The information is in a redacted court filing Tuesday from Manafort’s lawyers. The Associated Press was able to view the redacted material because it wasn’t properly blacked out.

According to the filing, prosecutors say Manafort lied to investigators about sharing the data with Kiliminik. Manafort allegedly shared the data while he was working on Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign.

Kilimnik has denied ties to Russian intelligence.

Both men were indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

Prosecutors say Manafort breached his plea deal by repeatedly lying to them.

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