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US Special Counsel Robert Mueller has filed new criminal charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort as well as Russian citizen and former Manafort operative Konstantin Kilimnik.

The superseding indictment, which is the third against Manafort, was issued by a Washington, DC, federal court grand jury on Friday.

“A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia has returned a third superseding indictment today against Paul J. Manafort, Jr., 69, of Alexandria, Va., which adds Konstantin Kilimnik, 48, of Moscow, Russia, as a defendant and charges both defendants with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice,” the Special Counsel said in a statement.

The obstruction of justice charges are related to allegations Mueller has made in a recent court filing that Manafort had “conspired to corruptly persuade” two potential witnesses to influence their accounts of his lobbying on behalf of…

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