PressTV-Manafort interviewed twice by FBI before campaign

Newly filed court documents show that US President Donald Trump’s former election campaign chairman Paul Manafort was interviewed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) twice when he worked as a consultant for a political party in Ukraine aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The revelation was made in the documents published by the Washington Post on Tuesday, reporting that Manafort, who is now the subject of US special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged ties between Moscow and Washington in the latest US presidential election, had been interviewed in March 2013 and again in July 2014.

Mueller has charged Manafort with conspiracy, money-laundering, and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the Ukrainian government, among other charges.

Manafort resigned as Trump’s campaign chairman in August 2016 amid a series of reports about his lobbying work in Ukraine, including reports that he had received more…

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