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Mueller releases list of more than 500 pieces of evidence against Manafort

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Wednesday released an itemized list of evidence prosecutors are considering for use against Paul Manafort as the former Trump aide’s Washington D.C. trial approaches.

The list, first reported by Politico, contains about 500 items ranging from immunity agreements to texts between Manafort, Ukraine’s former president and a fellow U.S. political consultant.


Other items on the list include photographs and documents of expensive purchases prosecutors say Manafort made with money he attempted to hide from U.S. authorities after working for pro-Russia political parties in Ukraine.

Manafort is charged with a number of financial crimes, including bank fraud and money laundering.

Mueller’s attorneys also did not rule out the possibility of introducing further evidence against the former Trump campaign chairman, who pleaded not guilty last year and has maintained his innocence.

“The government further respectfully requests leave of the Court to file additional exhibits if necessary,” reads the end of Mueller’s latest court submission.

Manafort was ordered to jail last month for violating the terms of his bail agreement.

None of Manafort’s charges relate to accusations of contacts with Russia during the 2016 election, but Manafort remains in jail awaiting his Virginia trial later this month. A separate trial in Washington, D.C., is slated for September.

The latest indictment from Mueller’s team last week named 12 Russian military officers in the scheme to spread stolen information hacked from the servers of the Democratic National Committee during the campaign.

Manafort has maintained that he was not involved in any election interference, and none of the charges he faces yet relate to collusion with Russia’s government.

Tags Donald Trump presidential campaign evidence Manafort trial Paul Manafort Robert Mueller Russia Investigation Special counsel
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