Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Brock Domin, wrote in court documents that at least one witness reported Mr Manafort's contact and said he appeared to be trying to change their story about his lobbying practices. The contacts occurred while Manafort is under house arrest.
Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has reportedly given a head-ups to two witnesses in his pending trial, so they would provide false statements on his lobbying work on behalf of Ukraine, court papers reveal.
The PR worker contacted by the unidentified person told the government that, "in his opinion, Manafort and [the unidentified person] were reaching out to him and [the first PR worker] because [the PR firm] owned the Hapsburg group and served as intermediaries between Manafort, [Manafort co-defendant Robert] Gates, and [the unidentified person], on the one hand, and the Hapsburg group on the other".
Prosecutors asked that the judge overseeing his case "revoke or revise" the order releasing him ahead of trial.
As only one of two people left who could become President, why wouldn't the Federal Bureau of Investigation or Department of "Justice" have told me that they were secretly investigating Paul Manafort (on charges that were 10 years old and had been previously dropped) during my campaign? Originally indicted in October, he has pleaded not guilty and is now confined to his home on a $10 million bond.
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On February 26, Manafort is said to have sent a string of messages to one of his contacts. One of those contacts was an encrypted message that outlined Manafort's "summary", prosecutors said, "that the Hapsburg group never lobbied in the United States". Several members of the Hapsburg group have previously denied the allegations.
That person, identified in the filing only as "D1", told an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent he understood Manafort's outreach - including on an encrypted application - to be an effort to "suborn perjury" because Manafort was asserting facts contrary to what D1 believed to be accurate.
Mr. Manafort was released to home confinement after his arraignment in October. "We should talk. I have made clear that they worked in Europe", Manafort's text said. The witness said he hung up because he was "concerned" about the call, according to the affidavit.
Then in March he pleaded not guilty to charges of bank and tax fraud, setting up a separate trial for July 10.