REDACT-OOPS: Manafort’s Lawyers Accidentally Reveal Mueller Thinks He Shared 2016 Polling Data With Russia

The Huffington Post reports:

Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort accidentally revealed in a court filing Tuesday that the special counsel team led by Robert Mueller has alleged their client lied about sharing polling data with a Russian operative.

Manafort’s lawyers ― in a poorly redacted court filing responding to the special counsel’s claim that Manafort broke his September 2018 plea agreement by lying to investigators ― inadvertently revealed that Mueller’s team alleged that “Manafort lied about sharing polling data with [Konstantin Kilimnik] related to the 2016 presidential campaign.”

Kilimnik, who worked closely with Manafort, is believed to have close ties to Russian intelligence. Mueller’s team had previously said Manafort lied multiple times, including about his contacts with Trump administration officials.

The Associated Press reports:

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is suffering from depression and anxiety and is at times confined to a wheelchair because of gout. That’s according to a court filing from defense lawyers Tuesday responding to allegations that Manafort has repeatedly lied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators.

Manafort’s lawyers say he was awakened before dawn on the days he was interviewed and normally spent the entire day talking with investigators. They say the circumstances of his confinement “weighed heavily on Mr. Manafort’s state of mind and on his memory” as he was questioned.