According to Mueller's filing this week, Manafort's alleged attempts to tamper with witness testimony took place over several days in February, after Gates' cooperation deal was announced.
He has denied allegations that he has ties to Russian intelligence.
In addition to the FARA charge, Manafort stands accused of tax fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy against the United States.
The Ukraine first started investigating Kilimnik's supposed ties to Russia's intelligence services in August 2016. The new charges against Kilimnik and Manafort, the latter of whom faces previous charges, are not directly related Trump's presidential campaign but rather are for obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice.
Manafort and Kilimnik's allegedly criminal contact with the two witnesses who once worked with them doing public relations began on a day, February 23, when Manafort's case became far tougher to overcome.Читайте также: Ford's PCs roll over NDP to win election
Court documents say Manafort and an associate, identified as "Person A", reached out to two witnesses, identified as "Person D1" and "Person D2".
Perhaps more important is that an alleged line from the Russian government to the Trump campaign could be getting clearer. There are four former campaign associates among the indicted - Michael Flynn, Richard Gates, George Papadopoulos and Manafort.
Manafort has already been a target of special counsel Robert S. Mueller.
The White House did not immediately comment on Friday's new charges, but some of Trump's allies quickly picked up a familiar argument. There's nothing to pardon, ' Trump added. The witnesses, who had worked with Manafort as he represented a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine, have told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that they believed Manafort and Kilimnik were trying to get them to lie about the nature of their work.
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