Paul Manafort’s attorney’s sought some sympathy for their client last week, telling Special Counsel Robert Mueller that Manafort never intended to lie to federal investigators, but was struggling to tell things straight because he was depressed and sick.
“[F]or several months Mr. Manafort has suffered from severe gout, at times confining him to a wheelchair,” his attorney’s wrote as one reason for Manafort’s myriad of alleged misstatements during interviews with Mueller’s team.
Mueller, for one, didn’t buy it.
On Tuesday, Mueller’s team released a small mountain of evidence supporting their claim that Manafort lied to them on numerous occasions. The document dump, which is heavily redacted, adds up to almost 200 pages in total, which, investigators wanted Manafort to know, “does not contain all of the evidence compiled by the FBI on these issues.”
This redacted Manafort filing looks like a level of Donkey Kong, amirite? pic.twitter.com/KNo9nKBln6
— Greg Walters (@GSW__) 15 January 2019