A federal judge in a closed hearing questioned where Paul Mannorth's loyalty lies, given that he had given false statements to the investigators to protect a conspirator in pro-Russian lobbying efforts.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson at a federal court in Washington, DC Earlier this week, they said that as Mannorth lied investigators three times, prosecutors for Special Adviser Robert Muller were not bound by a pre- a minor verdict in exchange for his cooperation.
An example of a situation where the Special Advocate Office has legitimately concluded that he is lying to minimize things here is not forthcoming, that is not what cooperation should be, the judge said, according to a sealed copy of Wednesday. a hearing that was released on Friday evening with editions that had been agreed with Mannorth's prosecutors and lawyers.
"This is a problematic attempt to protect his Russian conspirator, and that leads to legitimate questions about where his loyalty is," said Jackson, referring to Konstantin Kilimnik
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