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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 conspirator Russian lobbying effort.
Judge Amy Berman Jackson at the federal court in Washington earlier this week said that since Manavorth lay with the investigators three times, the prosecutors for Special Adviser Robert Muller are not bound by a pre-deal to give him [1
The problem is to protect his Russian conspirator from liability, and that leads to legitimate questions about where his loyalty is, "Jackson said, referring to Konstantin Kilimnik. "With the overwhelming evidence, I think Mr Mannorth has made false intentional allegations to the FBI and the big jury regarding the material question of his interaction with Kilimnik," the judge said.
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In September, Manavourt pleaded guilty to the US District Court in Washington for a conspiracy to commit suicide in the United States and a torture certificate.
He agreed to cooperate with the investigators, but since then prosecutors have told the court that he has lied to them and the deal.
Trisha McKinney and Doha Madani contributed