Manafort accused of sharing Trump polling data with Russian operative

Donald Trump is seen with Paul Manafort during the Republican National Convention in July 2016

In the Tuesday filing, Manafort's lawyers said the dispute can be dealt with through the sentencing process, because prosecutors have said they have no plans to file fresh charges.

Manafort's lawyers said their client had no reason to misrepresent the truth in his 12 interviews with investigators late previous year.

Manafort was among the first Americans charged in Mueller's investigation and has been among the central characters in the case, having led the campaign during the Republican convention and as, U.S intelligence officials say, Russian Federation was working to sway the election in Trump's favor.

Manafort reached the plea agreement with Mueller in September after a jury found him guilty of eight charges of tax evasion and bank fraud by a jury in the U.S. state of Virginia in August.

"There is no support for the proposition that Mr. Manafort intentionally lied to the Government, " defense attorneys wrote in a Tuesday court filing.

The special counsel alleged Manafort "lied about sharing polling data with Mr. Kilimnik related to the 2016 presidential campaign", according to the unredacted filing, and discussed Ukrainian politics with Kilimnik during that time.

In his filing, Manafort's lawyers said any inconsistencies in those interviews were unintentional and in part attributable to his months in solitary confinement at the Alexandria jail in Virginia, which they say has "taken a toll on his physical and mental health".

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The filing contains new information about Manafort's connections to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Russian-Ukrainian business associate who was indicted previous year on charges he tampered with potential witnesses. Manafort allegedly shared the data while he was working on Donald Trump's Republican campaign. In a December court filing, he claimed that "Manafort committed federal crimes by lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel's Office on a variety of subject matters, which constitute breaches of the agreement".

Kilimnik has denied ties to Russian intelligence and is not in US custody.

The US believes he is connected to Russian intelligence, but Mr Kilimnik, who is not in US custody, has denied those ties.

It also says that Manafort met with Kilimnik in Madrid and that they discussed a peace deal for Ukraine.

During the 2016 Republican national convention, the Trump campaign came under scrutiny for changing a policy proposal for Ukraine in a way that made it favorable for Russian Federation. Issues and communications related to Ukrainian political events simply were not at the forefront of Mr. Manafort's mind during the period at issue and it is not surprising at all that Mr. Manafort was unable to recall specific details prior to having his recollection refreshed. The request to use Manafort as an introduction to Trump came while Manafort was under indictment in two federal cases. Manafort had told investigators he'd no direct or indirect contact with White House officials since Trump's inauguration, but Manafort had been in touch with officials as recently as the spring, according to the filing.

He accepted a plea deal on his other charges in exchange for co-operating with Mr Mueller's inquiry.

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