The Wall Street Journal: Manafort lied about business and Ukraine dealings, Mueller’s investigators believe

Paul Manafort’s alleged misstatements to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators include comments about his personal business dealings and about his contacts with a former associate in Ukraine, say people familiar with the matter.

Those statements — among those described by Mueller as “lies” and Manafort as “truthful information” in a court filing Monday — are what led the special counsel this week to take the unusual step of ending the former Trump campaign chairman’s plea agreement 2½ months after it was reached, the people said.

The content of those statements don’t appear to be central to the allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 election that Mueller is investigating.

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