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Filing: Manafort accused of lying about sharing poll data

FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. 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, Jan. 8, 2019, responding to allegations that Manafort has repeatedly lied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) ORG XMIT: WX121 (Jose Luis Magana / AP)
FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. 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, Jan. 8, 2019, responding to allegations that Manafort has repeatedly lied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) ORG XMIT: WX121 (Jose Luis Magana / AP)
By Michael Balsamo, Eric Tucker and Chad Day Associated Press

WASHINGTON – A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence.

The information is in a redacted court filing Tuesday from Manafort’s lawyers. The Associated Press was able to view the redacted material because it wasn’t properly blacked out.

According to the filing, prosecutors say Manafort lied to investigators about sharing the data with Kiliminik. Manafort allegedly shared the data while he was working on Donald Trump’s Republican campaign.

Kilimnik has denied ties to Russian intelligence.

Both men were indicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

Prosecutors say Manafort breached his plea deal by repeatedly lying to them.

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